I just found “this post”:http://blog.outer-court.com/archive/2004_06_26_index.html#108825308795611349 with tips for Gmail users. I’ll quote it here. It’s very useful, if you have a Gmail account. If you have not, let me know (by e-mailing or commenting and I’ll send you an invite — I still got 10 left):
You might have a Gmail address like the following one:
In that case, all of the following email addresses will also work for you:
You get the idea dots don’t matter, neither does case. Gmail is fuzzy enough to allow people to misspell your address.
Another interesting detail is you can use the plus character to sort your mail. The following will all land in your inbox:
All of these will arrive. You can then add filters to sort them automatically. You can have a very public address like the following which you change every few months, deleting older ones:
So in 2005, you could delete all incoming mails for the address “firstname.lastname@example.org” because they are not relevant to you anymore.
Note that when I tried out above Gmail addresses and checked if I would receive them, I used my Hotmail account. Sending mails to myself from within Gmails did not work.