How to keep spam out of your GMail (and other potentially awesome uses)

20Aug10
Just seen this fantastic hack for GMail from Kevin Rose, creator of Digg:
“#2: (Gmail only) Keep the spam out.  If you’re giving your address to a potentially shady website, tack on +spam to the end, example: yourname+spam@gmail.com. You can then filter those emails into a spam folder you check periodically. (ProTip: the +spam is a variable that can be anything you want, eg. yourname+football@gmail.com etc., make as many as you like)”
Adding variables to your email address when signing up to websites has a lot of potential for power users.
Kevin has some more time saving tips for dealing with large volumes of email here, not sure I agree with all of them but then I don’t get 1,000 emails a day.
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