Yes, organizing your email is possible. The ability to separate personal from professional emails, is very important for many people and they may not always have the time to sift through all emails they get from social networks, professional and other sites. Subscriptions are of particular concern because of the risk of receiving countless unnecessary emails or spam.
Many people choose to register new email addresses that they use when subscribing to websites or signing up for items they would like to explore further. In addition to this being a waste of much time, there is the possibility of easily forgetting the username or password, which means you would keep registering new email addresses. Creating a disposable address linked to your main account is much simpler, especially if you are already a regular Gmail user.
Setting up your disposable email address
Gmail allows you to append a separator to your username when writing your email address (Other email providers offer the same functionality although with different separators or just using aliases). So how can you make use of this feature? For instance, if your Gmail address is email@example.com and you want to sign up for a flower magazine subscription, you can do so using firstname.lastname@example.org. The plus sign is the Gmail’s separator. This allows you to set up specific versions of your email for particular situations, or you could just create a general catch-all email, such as email@example.com for everything you think might be suspicious.
It is worth noting that the emails will still come to your Gmail inbox. You can then set up Gmail filters that would transfer those emails past your inbox to a specific label. Use the disposable address for the filter and you can even select the ‘skip the inbox’ option. If you have used a specific address to identify a mailing list, you may want to go with a Gmail label instead.
In addition to freeing up your main inbox, you can also use your Gmail address to sign up on multiple websites. Almost all subscription websites allow this. The few that don’t allow it either suppress the separator or disallow non-alphanumeric characters. Simply use your disposable email, if you suspect you won’t want follow-up emails and any unwanted mails will not reach your inbox. If you want to check whether anything useful was sent, you can access it by searching the ‘All mail’ view.