Cloning Your Columbia Email

Back in February, the entry Cloning Your Gmail Address explained how to use a little-known Gmail feature that allows for multiple forms of your email address by using the syntax: username+keyword@gmail.com.

Well, it turns out that you can do the same with your Columbia email. As with many things, this was discovered accidentally while making use of the Gmail feature. Check out the original article to see some examples of how to make use of this syntax.

Another step to make this trick even more effective is to use a custom "reply-to" mail header when sending out emails that will elicit responses that you'll want to categorize. For example, set your Reply-To field to: user+c1001@columbia.edu and responses to this email will include the keyword for easier searching.