How to Track or Know Whether Someone is Selling My Email Address?

Just a few days ago, Shoemoney shared an interesting tip.

By simply adding "+whatever" to your email address whenever you opt into a list will help to track your email address.

For example, say your email is and you want to opt into ShoeMoney System.

You add a "+shoemoneysystem" behind your email username.

Like this,

Most email systems will let you use the + symbol as a separator and you can add whatever after that to track that email.

Everything after the + symbol will be ignored by gmail and most email providers, so email still goes to

Now this makes it very easy to track your email.

If you received an email with the "+whatever" different from the sender, this is a good indication on who has been "abusing" your email address.

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