Please note this post has not been updated and may contain broken links or outdated information.In our day-to-day development process, it's useful to have a number of different testing emails across all the popular online systems (Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, etc.) We use these to test everything from email campaigns (in collaboration with our local virtual machine library), various social tools, and the process of developing user accounts on sites. It's this last one where we sometimes need hundreds of valid emails. One of the best tips we know to quickly QA in a scenario like this is to use Gmail and the + sign. This gives us as many as valid emails as we'd ever need. All you have to do is add a '+' and any other characters you want before the @gmail.com. Emails to addresses in this form are still delivered to you, and the \"To:\" address will maintain the \"+something\" you provided. Many people use this to find the source of email spam, as emails can be quickly searched, filtered or deleted. Some examples based on our planklovestheweb@gmail address (fictitious — click here for real contact info), all of which still deliver emails to our account:
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- Outlook Aliases: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/outlook/alias-rename-link-FAQ
- Yahoo Mail Plus Addresses: http://goo.gl/6A7xm
\"I use +firstname.lastname@example.org for subscriptions, then I can filter them into a folder.\"Another great tip offered by Lifehacker:
\"Let's say you need to sign up for a mailing list that interests you, but you're afraid spammers might get your address. We'll call the list \"exoticflowers\". Sign up with the list using the address \"email@example.com\". Email to that address will still come to your \"firstname.lastname@example.org\" address even though the \"To:\" will include that \"+exoticflowers\" in it.\"— http://lifehacker.com/144397/instant-disposable-gmail-addresses Send us your #protipon this topic.