There is a plus to having a Gmail or Outlook account. Period.

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There is a plus to having a Gmail or Outlook account. Period.

Most of us know we can use periods to create multiple Gmail addressing scenarios. For instance you.are.not.eb@gmail.com is the same as youarenoteb@gmail.com . And my.grammar.is.not.as.bad.as.you.think@gmail.com is the same asmygrammarisnot.as.bad.as.you.think@gmail.com and mygrammarisnotasbadasyouthink@gmail.com . Or, if you dare,I.dodge.the.n.s.a@gmail.com is the same i.dodge.the.nsa@gmail.com.

This is for Gmail users. Period.

However, do not try the above with Outlook.com accounts, or you’ll be sorry because you won’t get mail addressed to you that way and you’ll be wasting time thinking of clever email addresses. If you want clever, you want gmail – you might still be able to get eb.rides.a.broom@gmail.com –if you hurry.

This is for Gmail + Outlook users.

You can plus your way to additional email accounts with Gmail and Outlook.com using a plus sign. So if you are writing the NSA (I don’t advise it) you can use YourUserName+NSA@gmail.com. For example AbrahamTuwitze+NSA@gmail.com orAbrahamTuwitze+NSA@outlook.com . See? This gives you zillions of new email addresses and only having one.

Think of the possibilities:

AbrahamTuwitze+Electric_company_complaint@gmail.com

AbrahamTuwitze+Cable_Company_Stinks@outlook.com

AbrahamTuwitze+Love_Cloudeight@gmail.com

AbrahamTuwitze+Love_Cloudeight@outlook.com

AbrahamTuwitze+General-Martins-Guns@outlook.com

AbrahamTuwitze+General-Martins-Guns@gmail.com

Got it? Use your imagination, just remember the first thing in your email address (before the + ) must be your real address.AbrahamTuwitze@gmail.com See? So Abraham can put anything after AbrahamTuwitze+ as long as the words are connected with dashes — or underscores ____ or periods …  For example: AbrahamTuwitze+I-Love-the-NSA@outlook.com is the same as AbrahamTuwitze@outlook.com. See? Whatever you put after the + is up to you, but anyone can figure out your real email address because it’s what comes before the + that counts.  See?

AbrahamTuwitze+EB.Rides.A.Broom@gmail.com

AbrahamTuwitze+EB.Rides.A.Broom@outlook.com

And so that should give you all kinds of ideas.

PS: In case you’re wondering about my casual use of capital and lowercase letters, let me remind you that:

eMaiLaDdresseSaReNotCASeSenSitiVE@I-tells-ya.com

PPS: If your name is Abraham Tuwitze and you get a lot of junk mail because of this, we’re sorry. If you send a donation we’ll take this down.

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