Make the most *out of the*

A Google Account:

Premise: For a Google Account (not the Google Apps account), the dots do not matter.

Yeah that’s correct. So if your Google ID is “” Try logging in with “” or try sending and email to this brand new email id. It works seamlessly. Thanks Google. It is confusing for lesser mortals (wink). Get over it!

The Biggest Use: You can have different email IDs for Work, Home, others. And still manage everything at the same place.

Say on a website which you do not trust completely (they might send you SPAM… BAM!), you can list an email ID as “” and create a “sent-to:” filter on your GMail. You are saved!

Work related emails will go to:

Friends’ emails will go under a different label:

(and just to complicate things further, is ALLOWED too. Think of “work” as a label. Create a filter on the “sent-to” and move to a label “work” and “skip-inbox”. Ah! Give me a break!! I am not going to show you how to create a filter now!

Word of caution: not every website would accept a plus symbol in a valid email address)

Trivia: Also, there was this smart guy in my college (I mean one of the SMART smart ones). He was kind of showing-off (his know how) and asked me to capital-case [verb] the email ID because he made it that way! Don’t be too sensitive when I say this but the email IDs are NOT case-sensitive (generally?). Though user-names are (eg: But URLs are (generally) NOT!. Though on resource links, the case matters… hehe)! and there are Passwords. (ting)




Then there is Box…..

A Box Account: (redirects to) —, provides simple online collaboration: Online File Storage, FTP Replacement, Team Workspaces. You can create a free account. You get a free 5GB account (much like Google Drive or what DropBox gives you after much ado)!

But as a promotional offer, if you login to the Box for Android App on an LG device or Xperia S etc (until the end of 2012 [well yeah that is assuming it is going to come]), your basic account will be upgraded to a 50GB-for-life-account.

I like box for a lot of other reasons (I mean not just the ginormous 50GB, or the reason of this blog post):

— It gives me a place to comment/discuss each file separately.

— Supported on a variety of devices

— Instant email notifications of activities

— It lets me collaborate with people very easily.



Coming to the point NOW…. Finally…

Yes Collaboration is fun:

So I was wondering if I could create another BOX account ( and then Share a folder (xyz) with my main account ( then in all I would have 50 * 2 = 100 GBs of storage. Upload all the stuff in (xyz). How cool is that!? But it’s a little messy. Yes here the first part of the blog comes into the picture. Fits “Seamlessly” (I just love the word. Don’t I?)! 😛

Take a moment and think about it. Check the Screenshots below! Cheers mate! 😀


image has created a new box account!


Ten.Second.Tom: a folder created, & shared with to keep track of all the other accounts like (wink)


Next Step: Login to the Box for Android on an LG device or Xperia S 😀 and get 50Gb free for life!



— Is there a limit on how much can you upload to someone’s shared folder?

Well even if there is… I can always login to the other account and upload to the shared folder. I do not have to always upload through my main account.

— Will, at some point, realize this after reading my blog (yeah I know they know it already!) and think about deactivating my other or all accounts?? Not Fair!! I think it shouldn’t matter to Box. What do you think?

— I think keeping your pictures and videos HDD-crash proof is a good idea. But I might not do it. There has to be an extent to how much and what all you can keep on the Internet.


4 thoughts on “Make the most *out of the*

  1. But why google did it like this ….’The dots’…was there an intention .
    People can always play with this stuff ;-).
    Nice idea with the two box accounts and what if both the 50 GB space get full …there is always a upper limit :-/
    Nice ‘Good to Know’ post 😀

    • Yes it is by design. It is not a bug! 🙂
      Feel free to play!
      With two Box accounts you get 100GB of storage. With three accounts you get 150GB and so on (:P But why on earth would you need to have that much cloud storage??). You just need to keep creating accounts and inviting yourself. Simple Funda! 🙂
      Thanks Vartika!!

    • Thanks a lot bro! Wru? I mentioned you as well. No reply!? 😦
      No No! It is a friend’s Xperia. My S2 is keeping me very satisfied! Samsung ka khoon kar doonga main! :-/ #NoICS

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