Use Gmail Dot Trick To Create Unlimited Accounts with a Single Email
What do you do when you need to create multiple accounts on a single website? If you are like me, you probably create multiple email addresses (I got 6) and then separately sign-up using them. As clever it may be, it’s annoying to keep switching between different accounts and manage them. Well, I’ve found a cool Gmail trick that allows me to make unlimited accounts on a website with my main Gmail account and manage them in one place.
Widely known as Gmail dot trick or Gmail period trick, this trick uses a dot (.) to trick other websites into thinking you are using a different Gmail account than the one registered. How Gmail dot trick works, how to use it, and what are the limitations, we will see in today’s post.
How does Gmail dot trick work?
Before I tell you how to use Gmail dot trick, it’s important to know how this trick works. The loophole this trick uses is the fact that Gmail automatically omits any dots in an email address in whatever sequence they are added. Gmail particularly does this to prevent mistyped emails from going to a wrong address. For example, an email to email@example.com will always go to the original firstname.lastname@example.org email address.
Although Gmail supports this feature, but most other websites don’t. Therefore, when you add a dot to your Gmail address while registering, the website thinks of it as a completely new email ID. However, Gmail will still send all the emails sent to that address to the original email address.
How to use Gmail dot trick?
Using the Gmail dot trick is as easy as adding a dot anywhere in a Gmail address before the @ sign while registering at a website. Such as email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com. All the emails sent to these addresses will actually go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It doesn’t matter how many dots you add or in which location you add, Gmail will simply omit every dot in the email address. However, you should register easier to remember dotted emails, so it could be easier to log in to the particular website later.
When the website will send you any emails, all the emails will go to your original email address and listed under a single email thread. Although, in the emails, the website will address you with different email addresses and names (if you registered different names).
In the below screenshot, you can see that I registered 3 accounts with dots at SiteChecker.Pro. However, all the welcome emails went to my original email account.
Gmail dot trick limitations
Although it’s an awesome trick, but it still has some limitations. You’ll find them below:
- You’ll have to remember different dot emails and the email addresses will have to get more complicated the more accounts you’ll have to open.
- Some websites do omit dots similar to Gmail, so this trick won’t work on them. This includes big websites like Facebook and Twitter, but this trick should work on most other websites.
- A website may start omitting dots from their registered emails later, so all your already registered accounts may get deleted. I haven’t heard of such action before, but theoretically, it’s possible.
Use Gmail Dot Trick Generators
If you like Gmail dot trick and would like to use it for creating unlimited accounts, then you may also like to know about Gmail dot trick generators. These are online tools that let you create dot variant of your Gmail address so you won’t have to do the extra work. You can check out Gmail Dot Trick Generator by JNCK Media that should work fine. For email@example.com email address, it generated up to 64 dot versions.
I honestly found this trick to be very useful. I am using it for both managing multiple profiles and opening multiple test accounts for my articles. Although I will advise you to not use this trick to take advantage of limited features or daily limitations of some web services. That would be morally wrong.
Do let us know in the comments if you found Gmail dot trick useful and how you are using it.