Take the 2-minute tour ×
Web Applications Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for power users of web applications. It's 100% free, no registration required.

With Gmail you can arrange additional address aliases by appending + and any arbitrary string to your original login.


  • original account: johndoe@gmail.com
  • sample aliases: johndoe+subscriptions@gmail.com, johndoe+work@gmail.com, etc.

Do messages sent to an alias address add up to the original account's storage limit,
or by working with aliases can one get some additional storage, say: 2GB per alias?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 10 down vote accepted

Alias = mirror of the original or main email address. Therefore the disk space is shared between the two.

Good explanation over here.

An alias is essentially just a nickname for a mail account. The alias itself has no mailbox and all mail sent to it will be delivered to the mailbox it is mapped to.

share|improve this answer
Thanks. It looks like there is no known hack for increasing storage limit for free. Too bad :/ –  vucalur Feb 6 at 12:29

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.