How to Find Which Website is Selling Your Data

Anyone who has ever used Gmail or any other email address can say spam is perhaps the worst and in most cases the most annoying as well. Almost every day we get a lot of them, and while some of them are good for humor, others are downright annoying and in some situations are also phishing attempts. However, have you ever wondered where and why these emails end up in your inbox? Today we help you find which website is selling your data with this simple trick.

Now, the trick only works for Gmail as far as my testing told me, but if you want to find which website is selling your data, the trick is really, really simple.

Find out which website is selling your data with a simple Gmail hack

Now you don’t need to do much to figure out how this hack works. Note that I am not talking about subscribed emails. I’m talking about emails you didn’t subscribe to.

So, for example, your email address is [email protected] You can register on any website using your email address and adding a + sign after your email. So it would look like [email protected]

All emails you receive at the listed email address will always go to your primary address, which is [email protected], but they will also appear on the+facebook when delivered to your inbox. Every time you create an account on a website, add +facebook or the website of your choice.

Now check the spam and junk mails you receive, and when you see the + sign, this will be the website that sold your email address.

Of course, this information might not be enough for many people, but for those who hate getting spam, it’s definitely a useful thing to know about how our data is sold to websites.

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