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Saturday, September 5, 2015

How to make your Google email address public without going nuts

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At a time when we're all socially connected, making your Google email address publicly available is often the friendly and approachable thing to do.
It can be scary, though — you're opening up your inbox to potential spam and abuse.
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But we have a unique solution. If you're a Gmail user, there's a simple hack that allows you to make your Gmail address public, without the stress that comes with inbox overload.
Read on for our easy-to-follow instructions.

1. Add a dot.

By simply adding an extra period to your Google email handle, you can change how your inbox treats email sent specifically to that email address.
For example, if your Gmail address is, your public email address would become

2. Create a label.

Look to the left-hand side of your Gmail inbox and click at "More labels." Scroll down and select the option to "Create new label." Now, create a new label for your future public email, such as "Public email."

3. Create a filter.

If you want to create a filter so that every email sent to your address with the extra dot gets siphoned off into the label you just created.
Go to your email settings menu by clicking the cog icon at the top-right of your screen, and select "Settings button". Click the "Filters" tab at the top of the screen, and then select "Create-a-new-filter."
In the "To" field, enter your Google email address with the dot in it, and then click "Create filter with this search" at the bottom-right. On the next screen, be sure to check the option to "Skip the Inbox”
Next, check  at the "Apply the label" box and use the drop-down menu to select your "Public email" label. Click "Create filter" and now you have created .

4. Managing your public email.

To see the mail that has been sent to your "Public mail" folder, click the option to see "More labels" (you can have this folder always appear in the label list by clicking the drop-down arrow next to the label and choosing "Show" below "In the label list").
If you want to move an email you've received via your public Google email address to your inbox, just right click on it and select that option, or check off the email message, click the "Move to" folder icon at the top of the page and choose "Inbox."