To check my application in a software testing environment , prior to launch where it requires the mail sending functionality to different email and in order to check multiple scenarios, i need to create at least 25 e-mail accounts.

So i thought of using Gmail .But however creating 25 accounts looks hectic.Does Gmail have any functionality that would support my requirement, or can anybody suggest a smart work that would saves my time.?


Have you considered creating a Google Apps account for your domain then creating 25 email adresses under that domain ?

  • Its a new dimension of thought for me, thanks.After creating a google apps using my company domain, will i be able to scrap it away?.I would be able to use the domain name as it is for testing in a limited period. – balu Jan 20 '11 at 17:22
  • Yes definently all you have to do is delete MX records. You must use a domain not currently having a mail server. – Antoine Benkemoun Jan 20 '11 at 20:19
  • Do you have any idea on the free domain providers probably with a limited validity? So that i can check my tests by creating a google apps.It would hardly take me a week to complete test. – balu Jan 21 '11 at 9:46
  • You. Just use a subdomain of your main domain. – Antoine Benkemoun Jan 21 '11 at 11:24

You can use a single account and use + addressing to keep track of your scenarios. See here:


  • I have tried sending to the same gmail account as it was detailed like xxx@gmail.com,xxx+p1@gmail.com,xxx+p2@gmail.com.But when i logged in to the xxx@gmail.com only one mail was there.Did i understand the link in a wrong way? – balu Jan 20 '11 at 17:06

If you own a domain name, then setup a catchall- which then delivers all the emails to the same address. eg, anything@somedomain.com would then deliver to yourgmail@gmail.com. This should be quite easy to do.

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