Tuesday, February 5, 2013

GMail and Browser Tips

Here's a nice GMail tip, if you find yourself giving out your e-mail address to various organizations when you sign up for stuff (newsletters and so forth).

Posted on Google Plus:
"Your GMail address has a near infinite number of variations!" Lars Fosdal
https://plus.google.com/u/0/103128232230617819686/posts/hJfFFUq9798

And the official page, from Google:
"Using an address alias"
http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=12096
Gmail doesn't offer traditional aliases, but you can receive messages sent to your.username+any.alias@gmail.com. For example, messages sent to jane.doe+notes@gmail.com are delivered to jane.doe@gmail.com. You can set up filters to automatically direct these messages to Trash, apply a label or star, skip the inbox, or forward to another email account

And here's a bonus tip.  This is one I really need, because I do accidentally close tabs in my browser from time to time--only to wish I hadn't.  If that happens, you don't have to try to remember exactly where you were and go back to that page manually.  From Quickmeme.com:
"Actual Advice Mallard" by Louaii
http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/3sg0ls/

Just hit CTRL-SHIFT-T to re-open the tab you just closed! I checked this on Firefox and Chrome, works great.  No need to check on Internet Explorer, of course, because why would anyone use that?

There are some other good memes on that page, too.  Enjoy!