Do you know that if you’ve got an email address as email@example.com, you automatically get another email address which is firstname.lastname@example.org ? They both will send mail directly to your inbox at gmail.
What is the advantage of having two email addresses in the same Gmail account. You could use the filter capability to send the mail to different folders to avoid inbox clutter and to be read later.
But there is more, you get unlimited email accounts also.
It is not just the googlemail address which you get. Your email address email@example.com is same as firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. For example you can have your gmail firstname.lastname@example.org but then you have decided to subscribe to an online magazine or group so you could make your address with them email@example.com and then set up a filter for anything coming in with that address to be highlighted or go directly to a folder to avoid your inbox being overwhelmed. Depends of course how much mail you get.
I have subscribed to a few things lately and my inbox is getting a little cluttered so I think I will used this from now on.