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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In The News: Courts Grapple With Technology

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Dead Sea newspaper

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Three stories of internet technology making its way into the courts:

Round 1: Judge orders lawyer to stop Googling potential jurors during Voir Dire.

Round 2: Conviction overturned due to iPhone using juror.

Round 3: Facebook is now court evidence.

Go read! It’s good stuff.

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