Did you know that adding in periods anywhere in the front part of your Gmail address makes no difference what so ever?
For example: email@example.com works just the same as firstname.lastname@example.org. What’s more, you can add a plus sign and any word before the @ sign (e.g. email@example.com) .
Wonder how this info can help you with organizing you Gmail inbox? Using the right email address, combined with the Gmail filters, can do wonders for your inbox.
The next time you sign up for a newsletter, app or website, use an address like firstname.lastname@example.org. That way, you can filter out everything sent to this address to a low-priority label or folder. A couple of options available to you are to have Gmail mark all these messages as unimportant, or categorize them all as Updates.
Read the whole article to learn how to bring order to the chaos of your inbox: giving friends VIP status, dividing work life and personal life, controlling your home and creating a to do list.