lundi 2 mai 2011

Quick notes with subadresses and filters

Gmail permits subadresses (a.k.a. "plus adresses" - RFC 5233).

By combining this and an adequate filter, I found any easy way to send myself not without having them lying around.

Here's the way:
  1. Create a label "Notes". Give it beige color (like Post-it) with the color 243,231,179
  2. Create a filter:
    1. "to:(" xxxxx is your gmail address
    2. apply label "Notes"
At first, you'll have to type xxxxx+notes. If you are like me, you will soon only have to type notes and Gmail will understand.

Great time (and memory) saver!