How to fight with problem of restricted use of email ID on IT E-filing Website
Assessee is compulsorily required to get its email ID and password registered at incometaxindia.gov.in. 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 email@example.com 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.
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 @googlemail.com domain.
Using the “dot” or period in your email name.
Using the plus sign “+” at the end of your name and adding extra characters.
Using the “@googlemail.com” Domain Name
Let’s start with the use of the @googlemail.com domain name. With every Gmail account you actually get a second email address – one is the regular firstname.lastname@example.org address while the second address has @googlemail.com as the domain. So Gmail will actually see email@example.com as the same as firstname.lastname@example.org. All email messages that are sent to email@example.com will be delivered to your firstname.lastname@example.org 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” email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org as the same address as email@example.com. You can also use multiple “dots” in the username such as firstname.lastname@example.org.
The same “dot blindness” also applies to email addresses using the @googlemail.com domain name with email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org being routed to the same Inbox as email@example.com.
If my email ID is firstname.lastname@example.org, then gmail will consider email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and it is already used for 4 times, then you may now write as email@example.com and check your account, you will get the email and now see the “To” address in that mail, it will be firstname.lastname@example.org
But this benefit is available to Gmail users and only those domain users whose domain admin ignore .(dot) in the email ID.
Using the Plus Sign and Additional Characters
The third trick for extending the use of your Gmail account is the ability to add extra characters to the end of your username by inserting a plus sign, “+” after your name. Google does not recognize these characters but Gmail search filters do. The characters after the plus sign can be either letters or numbers. So email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org will end up in the same Inbox as email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.