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Track your Gmail address and fight spam

Posted by Marius Voila on December 30, 2011 in London, U.K . — 0 comments This post contains 173 words

One of the biggest e-irritants I have is that my email address gets “sold” to companies to spam me with promotions by businesses I use (and they deny it). This trick should help identify those buggers.

The trick uses the ability tack on an alias to your gmail address using the ‘+’ character e.g (where ‘alias’ that you’ll track).

So, for example, if you sign up for a service or are supplying an email an address a bank or insurance company, you can use their name e.g when you enter an email address for a bank like Nordea Denmark (is my bank and they are “selling” my email address to everybody so they can spam me too) you can supply the address ‘’.

You’ll still receive mail from them in your ‘’ inbox. All you now need to do is create a filter and Label emails to ‘’.

If you receive email or get companies that reference email to ‘’ you know who they got your email address from.

Fight the spam!