Google is much more than just a search engine. Google, with its many free apps available to users including Gmail, can help you manage and organize your life.
Creating a Google account is free, and by doing so you will have unlimited access to many wonderful tools including website Analytics tracking, Webmaster Tools, and of course, Gmail.
Besides a robust email client, Gmail also offers some cool features, like the ability to create an email alias.
Aliases are useful for when you want to create an online profile or login for any website on the Internet without having to create a secondary email account. For example, you might want to create a guest email address and password for guest bloggers. Or maybe you want to create a new Twitter account without creating a new Gmail account. Twitter, and any other account you will ever create, require an email address. So instead of creating a new Gmail account for every new account, you can just create an alias with a new password. It’s important to note that all emails under the alias will be sent to the root Gmail account.
Check out this short video for a step-by-step on how to create an alias in Gmail.
Written instructions for creating an alias in Gmail
1) Visit mail.google.com
2) Login using your Gmail account credentials
3) Click the settings wheel drop down arrow and then click “Settings”
4) Click the “Accounts and Imports” tab
5) Within the “Send mail as:” section, add another email address that you own
6) Type in the root of your email address (mine is ben299lippert). After the root, enter a plus sign (+) followed by the alias title, and lastly, @gmail.com. Example: email@example.com
That’s all there is to it. Now you know how to create an account with an email alias on any website of your choosing. I hope you found this tip helpful. Please comment below or send me a tweet if you have further questions.