Recently, on www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in , assessee is compulsorily required to get its email ID and password registered. Further, maximum permissible usage of each of them is 4 times only. We know that most of the assessees in India do not have email ID. So, nowadays consultants have started to create additional email IDs. This takes substantial time and in future we have to remember those IDs and their passwords.
But the solution is found out. For example, I can use my email ID firstname.lastname@example.org for thousand of accounts. Let us teach you how we can use Gmail Features to get the benefit of Multiple email accounts with one Gmail account. With our solution one email id can be used for 8192 (yes, Eight Thousand One Hundred and Ninety Two) assessees!!!
Multiple Google Email Addresses – One Gmail Account
Google Gmail is a very slick, free email product. One Gmail feature that you may not be aware of is that multiple Google email addresses can be created from one Gmail account. These bonus email addresses are easy to create and manage and can take a few different forms.
Having multiple Gmail addresses can provide a range of uses including easily separating personal and business email and tracking incoming email from specific subscriptions and mailing list. There are three main methods for expanding the number of usable Google email addresses that you can have from a single Gmail account:
Using the “@” Domain Name
Let’s start with the use of the @domain name. With every Gmail account you actually get a second email address – one is the regular myname@ address while the second address has @ as the domain. So Gmail will actually see myname@ as the same as myname@ . All email messages that are sent to myname@ will be delivered to your myname@ address.
Using a Dot or Period in the Email name
Another interesting facet of Gmail addresses is what is sometimes referred to as “Dot Blindness”. In an interesting twist Gmail does not recognize dots, ”.”or periods as characters in Google email address user names. This means that Gmail “sees”or as the same address as myname@ . You can also use multiple “dots” in the username such as .
The same “dot blindness” also applies to email addresses using the @domain name with or being routed to the same Inbox as myname@ .
If my email ID is email@example.com, then gmail will consider firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org as the same ID only. But at the same time, www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in will consider all these IDs as different IDs, so you can use each of them 4 times.
To cross check, if your email ID is say email@example.com and it is already used for 4 times, then you may now write as firstname.lastname@example.org and check your account, you will get the email and now see the “To” address in that mail, it will be email@example.com
But this benefit is available to Gmail users and only those domain users whose domain admin ignore .(dot) in the email ID.
Test these out for yourself and see what works best for you. All the variations below are from the same Google email account and will all end up in the myname@Gmail Inbox:
Simplified Google Email Address Management
Having multiple Google email addresses is a useful tool for addressing a number of different email needs. The benefits of having a centralized email account that can easily process a number of different email addresses without having to go out and set up numerous new accounts with additional usernames and passwords can be a real plus. And they are all managed from a single Gmail account.
So, now enjoy the E-filing.
(Written by CA. Tejas K. Andharia, B. COM, F.C.A., D.I.S.A.(ICAI), D.I.R.M.(ICAI), Bhavnagar, Gujarat, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with Inputs from CA Sandeep Kanoi)
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