Gmail phishing scam

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I came across this in my “All Mail” category while trying to find an email I deleted.

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Yup, I’ll get right on that!

You know… just putting this into the spam box is probably not enough. Eh, Google?


Google GMail Alias Email Addresses

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George SandHey, did you know that while Gmail does not offer traditional email aliases, there is a workaround?

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.

So if you need a quick temp address (say when you are setting up another twitter account), this a quick way of getting a “new” address without a whole lot of mucking about.

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