Can anyone give examples on how / why they use the + feature in their emails ?
Ive got 28 Labels / Filters now, - & its suiting me fine...
Based on the TO field or the SUBJECT - I can filter perfectly fine
(except the 2 threads merged into one - but thats a Gmail fault - not
Just curious as to what others use it for
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(messages sent to myname+notes are labeled MY NOTES, and so on.)
Mark L. Gamis
University of the Philippines
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I guess the filters are helpful when the recipient knows in advance
something about the emails which they intend to label, i.e., the
sender's email address, subject, whatever.
The + feature, on the other hand, is useful when the recipient can't
necessarily identity in advance the incoming email for labeling but
the sender knows which label ought to be applied to it.
Then you can complain to that site and explain that since they spammed
you or sold your address to spammers, you'll never be spending any
money with them or using their site again.
And then you can also create a filter to send all username+abc
directly to the trash which will catch most spam sent to that address.
Fantastic idea. Man you guys are really thinking. ;)
Frankly, I'd rather that Gmail supported aliases, which would be
considerably more useful and efficient. But in the meantime, plussing
is still cool.
I can't get the + to work - the email arrives, but unlabelled.
is there some other trick?
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It would be very nice if Gmail users did not need to create a filter
for each plus address that they use. On a number of other systems, for
example FastMail.FM, if a mailbox named foo exists then mail sent to
useri...@fastmail.fm is automatically delivered to userid's foo
mailbox (i.e., no special filter is needed). I've written some about
this on my Procmail Quick Start in this section:
I know you don't want this happening - EVER!