[Tutorial] Get UNLIMITED Email Addresses INSTANTLY

[Tutorial] Get UNLIMITED Email Addresses INSTANTLY

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In the spirit of Christmas, here is my gift to fellow Dimers which I hope will be useful for availing deals. Just one request, even if you are already aware of this information, please do comment and share your input. And, of course, your votes will only motivate me to share such things again in the future. Here goes nothing:


Get Unlimited Email Addresses Instantly

Option 11
I think it’s safe to assume that all of us have at least one Gmail address that we use regularly. What most of us do not know is that Gmail accounts come with an option to get virtually UNLIMITED number of email addresses without any effort. This is sort of an open secret. Just append a plus (“+”) symbol proceeded by some phrase to your Google ID to get virtually UNLIMITED Gmail addresses. For example, if your Gmail account is PersonXyzAbc @gmail.com then you will also get all emails sent to PersonXyzAbc+whatever @gmail.com, PersonXyzAbc+123 @gmail.com, PersonXyzAbc+1Missisippi @gmail.com, PersonXyzAbc+2Missisippi @gmail.com, and so on.

Option 21
Another related trick, though not as useful, is to add a dot (.) anywhere in between your email ID to get a new virtual email address. For example, if your Gmail account is PersonXyzAbc @gmail.com then you can also use Person.XyzAbc @gmail.com, Person.Xyz.Abc @gmail.com, P.e.r.s.o.n.X.y.z.A.b.c @gmail.com, and so on. Obviously, the number of email addresses generated this way is limited by the length of your Google ID.

Option 3
Combine Options 1 and 2. Duh!
For the uninitiated, this means if your Gmail account is PersonXyzAbc @gmail.com then you will also receive all emails sent to PersonXyzAbc+what.ever @gmail.com, Person.Xyz.Abc+1.2.3 @gmail.com, and so on.

Usage for Deals
It should have dawned on you by now — you can use these tricks to bypass the one order per account restriction that is becoming quite popular with the ecommerce websites. This is also super useful for time sensitive deals. We all know how much it sucks to see the product OOS by the time we get a throwaway email address and are ready to order.

Other Usage
When a shady website, say XXX, requires me to give my email address, I usually append a “+XXX” to my Google ID before giving it to them. Then I create a filter in my Gmail account to label emails coming to “myaccount+XXX @gmail.com” with something that will help me remind where I gave that email address. This way, I have caught and reported many spammers and data privacy violators.

Caveats
Some websites do not accept email addresses with a plus (“+”) symbol in them. Some are even smart enough to recognize the dot (.) variation trick, e.g., Facebook. YMMV.

Notes
You can add the plus’ed or dot’ed virtual addresses as “aliases” in your Gmail settings in order to reply or send mail as one of your virtual addresses2. You can add upto a total of 30 aliases per Gmail account. To add an “Alias”, click on the gear icon in your Gmail interface and go to “Settings”. Once there, click on “Accounts and Import”. Lastly, click on “Add another email address you own” to add any of your virtual addresses.

Sources
1. I read about the plus and dot tricks on my RSS feed some 8-9 years back. Sorry, can’t recall the website name, but it was surely popular enough to have made it into my RSS feed. Most likely one of these: slashdot, lifehacker, or arstechnica.
2. User @nitrodealr pointed out that Gmail’s “Send Mail As” feature can be used for dot’ed virtual addresses.

Update 1: The plus trick (Option 1) also works for @outlook.com email addresses.

Update 2: Every gmail address also has a @googlemail.com alias. So if your address is xyz @gmail.com then you can also give/use xyz @googlemail.com alias.

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let me make it more interesting .. post ur gmail id and get minimum 1000 dot trick used email address in next post … or u can post any fake gmail address https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif

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You can also add dot in the plus(+) part for more variation.

For example [email protected]…om

when you reply to an email sent to one of your virtual addresses, the sender ID will contain your actual email address, not the virtual address that the email was sent to

Add your email address with dot variation as an alias to reply using that ID.

If [email protected]…om is your actual address, you can add upto 5 variation of dot trick as an alias.
[email protected]…om
[email protected]…om

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nitrodealr wrote:

Add your email address with dot variation as an alias to reply using that ID.

If [email protected] is your actual address, you can add upto 5 variation of dot trick as an alias.
[email protected]
[email protected]


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I have a lot of aliases added to my Gmail account(s) and have been using this feature since it came out, but never realized I could create aliases for even my virtual addresses. Thank you! Out of curiosity, do you remember where you discovered this trick?

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deal_seeker wrote:

nitrodealr wrote:

Add your email address with dot variation as an alias to reply using that ID.

If [email protected] is your actual address, you can add upto 5 variation of dot trick as an alias.
[email protected]
[email protected]


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I have a lot of aliases added to my Gmail account(s) and have been using this feature since it came out, but never realized I could create aliases for even my virtual addresses. Thank you! Out of curiosity, do you remember where you discovered this trick?


Trial and error https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_toungueout.gif You will find a way out when you are desperate for a solution https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_wink.gif

Btw, you can also add “plus” trick IDs in “Send mail as” feature. To receive reply to the same address from which you sent, you need to uncheck “Treat as an alias” option.

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nitrodealr wrote:

Btw, you can also add “plus” trick IDs in “Send mail as” feature. To receive reply to the same address from which you sent, you need to uncheck “Treat as an alias” option.


Of course, I thought that was understood — what works for the dot-aliases also works for the plus-aliases. I have already added your “Send Mail As” findings in a generic way to the “Caveats” section.

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nitrodealr wrote:

If [email protected]…om is your actual address, you can add upto 5 variation of dot trick as an alias.


As it happens, there’s no specific limit on the number of dot or plus aliases. There is, however, an overall limit of 30 aliases per Gmail account. Updated the tutorial accordingly.

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Good job. Though I would expect any self-respecting dimer to be aware of this already. But useful for the newbies. I read somewhere that Hotmail allows to create 10 aliases per ID as well. And if u hv multiple legitimate Gmail ID’s plz dont set up mail forwarding to a primary account. Sooner or later Google will ban all such accounts.

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@arvindkpal00789 Pl delete 2*** generated accounts

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arvindkpal00789 wrote:

let me make it more interesting .. post ur gmail id and get minimum 1000 dot trick used email address in next post … or u can post any fake gmail address https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif


Sameer..I think this time you became the runner up..Someone posted before you..Kudos to OP and you…Keep sharing such informative threads

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I have been using this trik for many years. I thought everyone knows O.o

Recently created 4 eBay accounts with this method and was successful too. But yesterday day i received email saying all 4 accounts were blocked. Spreading these news online makes all companies be aware of these and they are blocking https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_sad.gif please don’t spread these tricks in public. Nothing against OP. Very detailed post. I believe many people working in these e-retail company websites visit these forums and know the bugs to resolve them https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_sad.gif

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peterscotch wrote:

arvindkpal00789 wrote:

let me make it more interesting .. post ur gmail id and get minimum 1000 dot trick used email address in next post … or u can post any fake gmail address https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif


Sameer..I think this time you became the runner up..Someone posted before you..Kudos to OP and you…Keep sharing such informative threads


brother m not competing with some one but still thanks for appreciation

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Dr Anshuman wrote:

Good job. Though I would expect any self-respecting dimer to be aware of this already. But useful for the newbies. I read somewhere that Hotmail allows to create 10 aliases per ID as well. And if u hv multiple legitimate Gmail ID’s plz dont set up mail forwarding to a primary account. Sooner or later Google will ban all such accounts.


Thank you.

firoz.mohammad511 wrote:

I have been using this trik for many years. I thought everyone knows O.o

Recently created 4 eBay accounts with this method and was successful too. But yesterday day i received email saying all 4 accounts were blocked. Spreading these news online makes all companies be aware of these and they are blocking https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_sad.gif please don’t spread these tricks in public. Nothing against OP. Very detailed post. I believe many people working in these e-retail company websites visit these forums and know the bugs to resolve them https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_sad.gif


Please understand that the information about these features has been available online since Gmail made them available. As I mentioned in the “Sources” section, I learned about the tricks 8-9 years back from one of the most popular websites on the internet. Moreover, a quick Google search reveals that these tricks have been posted countless times since then. Also, there are many legitimate uses for these tricks as I mentioned in my tutorial. With that said, I agree with your theory that officials from the e-retail companies do visit forums like DesiDime to track down the loopholes in their systems.

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arvindkpal00789 wrote:

here is 2048 generated accounts

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ivnisible bro it was posted by mistake i removed it


I Guess this site does the same work https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_toungueout.gif
http://www.exploitn.com/gma...hp


Thanks for contributing this, @Zubies. I suppose this is useful for generating the variations of a Gmail address in bulk, which can then be used as “data source” for running a script to automatically register multiple fake accounts on some website. The problem with that is not the generation of email addresses, but breaking the Captcha or other anti-bot measures. But that’s a different issue altogether. https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_wink.gif

For people registering a single or a few accounts “manually”, I think it’s a lot quicker and easier to just use their imagination. https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif

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Thanks @Bagpiper!

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And if u hv multiple legitimate Gmail ID’s plz dont set up mail forwarding to a primary account. Sooner or later Google will ban all such accounts.


Why do you think Google will ban people with multiple accounts? They acknowledge and legitimize the use of multiple accounts here: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/1721…

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Tried using “+” email account on a couple of websites, getting the message ‘invalid email address’
Although “dot” email ids worked fine.
Thanks and VU

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Tried using “+” email account on a couple of websites, getting the message ‘invalid email address’
Although “dot” email ids worked fine.
Thanks and VU


Yes, as I mentioned in the “Caveats” section, the plus’ed email addresses are seen as invalid by a growing number of websites. This could be either intentional or unintentional depending on how blindly their developers copied the popular email validation regex filters.

BTW, are you sure you voted up? The votes and score have remained at 15 since @Bagpiper’s vote and post. Yes, I am anal like that. https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_toungueout.gif

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Nice info.. although i know dot trick but not the Other one..:-}

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Yes, as I mentioned in the “Caveats” section, the plus’ed email addresses are seen as invalid by a growing number of websites. This could be either intentional or unintentional depending on how blindly their developers copied the popular email validation regex filters.

BTW, are you sure you voted up? The votes and score have remained at 15 since @Bagpiper’s vote and post. Yes, I am anal like that.https://cdn0.desidime.com/Placeholders/No-Image-Available.png

Yes bro I have already voted you up!!
Btw the website that I tried the “+” trick was payumoney and was unsuccessful

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Yes bro I have already voted you up!!
Btw the website that I tried the “+” trick was payumoney and was unsuccessful


Ah, thanks bro. Karma for responding so quickly and disclosing the website that didn’t accept your plus’ed email address.

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Ah, thanks bro. Karma for responding so quickly and disclosing the website that didn’t accept your plus’ed email address.

Thanks for karma
One more website was jollywallet.com

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hidden wrote:

Bro just out of curiosity!!
If I have a website for example [email protected]…om then can I use [email protected]…om ?

*email id


Yes. This is a blessing and a curse at the same time. I happen to have a relatively popular firstname & lastname and, being a super early adopter of Gmail, I was able to get [email protected] address. Unfortunately, I get emails, sometimes very weird ones, intended for a lot of dot’ed variations of my name. https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_sad.gif

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deal_seeker wrote:

Thanks @Bagpiper!

Dr Anshuman wrote:

And if u hv multiple legitimate Gmail ID’s plz dont set up mail forwarding to a primary account. Sooner or later Google will ban all such accounts.


Why do you think Google will ban people with multiple accounts? They acknowledge and legitimize the use of multiple accounts here: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/1721…


Read the bit abt “Mail forwarding”

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deal_seeker wrote:

hidden wrote:

Tried using “+” email account on a couple of websites, getting the message ‘invalid email address’
Although “dot” email ids worked fine.
Thanks and VU


Yes, as I mentioned in the “Caveats” section, the plus’ed email addresses are seen as invalid by a growing number of websites. This could be either intentional or unintentional depending on how blindly their developers copied the popular email validation regex filters.

BTW, are you sure you voted up? The votes and score have remained at 15 since @Bagpiper’s vote and post. Yes, I am anal like that. https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_toungueout.gif


: shock :

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ishandon wrote:

deal_seeker wrote:


BTW, are you sure you voted up? The votes and score have remained at 15 since @Bagpiper’s vote and post. Yes, I am anal like that. https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_toungueout.gif


: shock :


Not sure whether you are shocked because I accepted being anal at times or because you found this use of the word “anal” confusing and unclear. If it’s the latter, please see this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anal_retenti...ss

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