Use your existing Gmail address to prevent spam

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As you may or may not know, if you add dots between the letters of your Gmail username and send a email to that address, it will still get forwarded to your original email address.

So, for example, my email address is, but when I send an email to or or even, I will still receive this mail.

So how can you use this for spam?

If you fear, that when you sign up for a newsletter or something, these people will spam you, you just give them an email address of yours including an additional dot, like

Then, when your worst fears come true, just create a filter in Gmail, with the new email address in the "to" field. All emails to this new address will then be filtered out and your inbox will be kept clean.

Have fun trying it out :-)

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