Many of us would like to have an additional twitter account for various reasons, such as having multiple blogs or keeping it for personal and professional use etc… In such cases, we typically end up with creating additional email addresses. The challenge is that it is difficult to track multiple email addresses just for the sake of Twitter.
So what is the solution? Here are some tips for Gmail users. Let us take the case of a typical Gmail account with email address [email protected] . The email address be modified in multiple ways and still get emails are [email protected].
- Gmail automatically creates an email address for every Gmail user at the domain GoogleMail.com. So [email protected] can receive email at [email protected]
- GMail allows you to create emails in the form of [email protected]. In reality, GMail is eliminating the “.” in the email address. Which means that the emails sent to [email protected] will go to [email protected] giving you a number of email address options.
- The third option is a brilliant feature from GMail. This allows you to create any number of email addresses and still have a single email account at GMail. You can add a plus sign (+) after your Gmail address before the @ sign, and it’ll still get to your inbox. For example I can have an email address like [email protected] for work related emails and [email protected] for CISO related emails. Likewise any number of email addresses can be created. Any email sent to these addresses will still go to [email protected]
If you just have one or two twitter accounts, then you can use the actual email addresses ending at gmail.com and googlemail.com. However, if you have more accounts, then the other options can be looked into.