My Favorite Gmail Productivity Hack

A simple spam filter and account manager

Jonathan Hsu
2 min readSep 6, 2021

I rarely share my productivity hacks. Not because I’m stingy, but because everybody has their own flavor. Last time I shared an easy way to setup window snapping for vertical monitors. This time, we’re going to learn about my absolute favorite Gmail hack and probably the service’s best feature that nobody talks about.

I’m sure you’ve made your fair share of throwaway email accounts whether it’s to sign up for that website you know is going to spam you to death or because you want a second account for your favorite game. Assuming you’re on Gmail, I’m here to tell you that you never have to make another throwaway account ever again.

Read on to learn about using plus addressing and how it’s an absolute game-changer.

What is Plus Addressing?

Gmail will route all email addresses to the same location that share the prefix (before the plus sign). What that means is the following email addresses would all end up in the inbox of,, and

I think you can start to see where I’m going with this sweet hack, but just in case we’ll spell out some of my favorite uses for effectively having infinity email…