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Easy one. I have about 5 gmail accounts and am ready to book a few more for SEO etc.

Anyone have a clue as to a limit?

I googled and searched but nothing seemed to answer so if anyone out there has say 10 accounts in good standing do tell.

Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author David Hooper
    Are you having an issue setting them up? If so, try doing it via a proxy.
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    • Profile picture of the author kevinfar
      Originally Posted by David Hooper View Post

      Are you having an issue setting them up? If so, try doing it via a proxy.
      Good idea.

      Also, usually when you reach some type of limit you will be asked to do a phone confirmation I believe, so I don't think you're really 'limited' in the sense of the word.

      Not completely sure about this one though.

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  • Profile picture of the author Troy_Phillips
    I have more than 10 but less than 100
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  • Profile picture of the author bgmacaw
    Why do you have to have gmail accounts? You could buy a domain, like georgekoschemail.com or junkmailtogeorge.com and get all the email addresses you could ever use. There are also many other free email systems that you can use as well.

    Overall, I've found it best to spread things out and funnel everything into a few primary email addresses. My main one is an msn.com one that I've had since 1995.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom Goodwin
      Originally Posted by bgmacaw View Post

      Why do you have to have gmail accounts?
      What about opening up blogger blogs? you need gmail accounts for that, and depending on your business, you might not want that many blogger blogs tied to any 1 gmail address.
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  • Profile picture of the author mr2monster
    If you're just looking for more email addresses to sign up for services, just use the gmail trick below.


    email@gmail.com
    email+1@gmail.com
    email+2@gmail.com

    All of those email addresses will go to the same gmail inbox (email@gmail.com). However, services like craigslist and others think they are multiple email addresses and thus you can create several accounts with the services and only have to check one email box.
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    • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
      It's a cool trick, but a lot of services will not accept an email address of that format.

      Originally Posted by mr2monster View Post

      If you're just looking for more email addresses to sign up for services, just use the gmail trick below.

      email@gmail.com
      email+1@gmail.com
      email+2@gmail.com
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      • Profile picture of the author Tom Goodwin
        Originally Posted by mojojuju View Post

        It's a cool trick, but a lot of services will not accept an email address of that format.
        It does work on virtually all forums though.


        As does using periods in the email, like:

        hello@gmail.com
        h.ello@gmail.com
        he.llo@gmail.com
        he.l.l.o@gmail.com

        it all goes to the same address.


        Personally I don't see the point though. I just create catchall accounts on domains that I own, and then forward any emails coming into any email on that domain to a couple of yahoo emails of mine where I deal with all activations.

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    • Profile picture of the author mesya
      Originally Posted by mr2monster View Post

      If you're just looking for more email addresses to sign up for services, just use the gmail trick below.


      email@gmail.com
      email+1@gmail.com
      email+2@gmail.com

      All of those email addresses will go to the same gmail inbox (email@gmail.com). However, services like craigslist and others think they are multiple email addresses and thus you can create several accounts with the services and only have to check one email box.
      thanks for you advice and trick, I'll try for this..
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  • Profile picture of the author georgekosch
    Thanks for the info. I'll book a few more. I just like the web interface and ease of use.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    I have over 30. Never a problem. I use my real name and only one "alternate" email for all of them, (which is a gmail account too) and have never had a problem. I don't think they have a limit.

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  • Profile picture of the author cityofangels
    I don't think there's a limit.

    I use a Firefox Plugin (Gmail Manager) to check my messages for all of them at the same time. It beats having to sign in manually for each one. It's the best.
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      • Profile picture of the author mr2monster
        Originally Posted by fasmail View Post

        Thanks for the idea but how do i redirect all these into one single inbox?



        Thanks...Hearing for the first time. Will try later.

        It automatically all falls into email@gmail.com, no need to redirect anything.

        email@gmail.com and email+1@gmail.com are the same email inbox in googles eyes. (note that I literally mean add "+1, +2, +3, etc" to the end of your email when signing up for services).
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          • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
            If you don't care if it says Gmail.com on the end of it, buy a generic domain name, and setup the domain email to be hosted on Google, using the Google Apps service. Specify how many email addresses you want, and you're in business.

            You'll still have the Google interface, and all the things you love, plus a unique domain name to work with.

            It's free, it's easy, and it's definitely within their terms of service.

            I've done this several times for myself, and many times for clients.
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            • Profile picture of the author confuscius
              If memory serves me right, doesn't a Google Apps free account have a limit of 50 users per domain?

              How do you specify the number of email addresses you want?
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    • Profile picture of the author electronik69
      Originally Posted by cityofangels View Post

      I use a Firefox Plugin (Gmail Manager) to check my messages for all of them at the same time. It beats having to sign in manually for each one. It's the best.
      doesn't firebird do that?
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  • Profile picture of the author electronik69
    6 months ago i created about twenty accounts (using a blackhat system that failed) but there policy might have changed since then.
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnathan
    There isn't really a limit -- but you'll find the more you get, the more difficult gmail makes it for you to sign up. (I.e., you'll start having to enter the same captcha 3-4 times, or it would ask you to verify certain information, etc). Never got to the 100 limit, so don't know about that, but after a few, yes, they tend to start doing that.
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  • Profile picture of the author bozz723
    You're good for right now. All you need to do is keep making them until they stop letting you then make one via a proxy website. Very easy.
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  • Profile picture of the author createrk
    you can buy gmail accounts as well there are some places where they sell. Just search around you would be golden
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  • Profile picture of the author georgekosch
    Thanks all for the many useful tips!! Very appreciated.
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    • Profile picture of the author farotto
      Lately, after I registered 10 accounts or so using the phone message confirmation, they started telling me the maximum account limit was reached, given the number of messages they sent to my phone number.
      So, no more activation code, no more accounts.

      I think the best trick is the one about the email+1, +2, and so on.
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  • Profile picture of the author poker princess
    I must say, now-a-days, you really cannot have even more than 2 accounts on gmail. Every new account needs a phone confirmation. So its better to have just one account in a good standing condition.

    Do anyone have more accounts? if yes, how do you handle it with the phone confirmation part? Is it okay to have more than 1 account with the same phone number?
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      • Profile picture of the author Tom Goodwin
        Originally Posted by obseerver View Post

        I don't think there is gmail account limit. I have 5 gmail accounts working perfectly.
        Unfortunately, there is a limit tied to your SMS cell phone. I'm not sure what that limit is, but I hit it for my main cell phone back in December. Gmail sends you the activation code via SMS, and unless you have extra cell phones around the house, it's not easy to get around it.

        Of course, there are places that cell gmail addresses. I bought 1000 maybe 4 months ago, unfortunately they no longer sell gmail accounts I believe.
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    • Profile picture of the author mr2monster
      Originally Posted by poker princess View Post

      I must say, now-a-days, you really cannot have even more than 2 accounts on gmail. Every new account needs a phone confirmation. So its better to have just one account in a good standing condition.

      Do anyone have more accounts? if yes, how do you handle it with the phone confirmation part? Is it okay to have more than 1 account with the same phone number?

      If you use the above technique, you don't have to verify the additional accounts because they all drop into the same email account. So, you only have ONE gmail account, but you can make it seem to other sites that you have many.
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      • Profile picture of the author poker princess
        Originally Posted by mr2monster View Post

        If you use the above technique, you don't have to verify the additional accounts because they all drop into the same email account. So, you only have ONE gmail account, but you can make it seem to other sites that you have many.

        So to create these new +1 account, do we have to get on the sign up page for google? Or just use the number as +1 or +2.

        And how many numbers we can make such accounts ?
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        • Profile picture of the author mr2monster
          Originally Posted by poker princess View Post

          So to create these new +1 account, do we have to get on the sign up page for google? Or just use the number as +1 or +2.

          And how many numbers we can make such accounts ?

          No, you just enter "+1" after your email name (so: email+1@gmail.com) when you're signing up for whatever service that needs an email (i.e. craigslist or wordpress or back page accounts, etc)

          Gmail ignores everything after the "+" symbol so it's also a good way to make sure people aren't selling your emails.

          When I sign up for various lists, I often times used myemail+listname@gmail.com that way if anyone else starts emailing me at that email address, I know who sold my info.


          Bottom line, everything always comes back to the original email@gmail.com address no matter what you put after the "+" symbol.

          You only need to create one gmail account, then use the "+" when signing up for accounts outside of google.
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          • Profile picture of the author Crew Chief
            Originally Posted by mr2monster View Post

            No, you just enter "+1" after your email name (so: email+1@gmail.com) when you're signing up for whatever service that needs an email (i.e. craigslist or wordpress or back page accounts, etc)

            Gmail ignores everything after the "+" symbol so it's also a good way to make sure people aren't selling your emails.

            When I sign up for various lists, I often times used myemail+listname@gmail.com that way if anyone else starts emailing me at that email address, I know who sold my info.


            Bottom line, everything always comes back to the original email@gmail.com address no matter what you put after the "+" symbol.

            You only need to create one gmail account, then use the "+" when signing up for accounts outside of google.
            I've got so many geemale accounts it's not funny...

            Literally, I've lost count. We open them up with a script and p-r-o-x-i-e-s.

            That being said, I just tested the +1, +2, +3 and it works like a charm!

            Mr2monster, you are the freakin MAN!

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