e: Also, I used to use https://750words.com which is quite similar.
name+ideas@ for app ideas
name+notes@ for random notes
name+writing@ for article ideas
the plus syntax is part of the email address specification. any server that doesn't support it is by definition buggy because some mail won't work as expected or designed.
Many mail servers have a setting to configure which character to use; some default (or used to default?) to "-" instead of "+".
Edit: doesn't mean everyone will use it though! But guess the plus sign in addresses would be more "email" than just email.
So as long as you, the user and owner of an address, know that your domain supports/not supports it, you can use it.
I don't understand who would have to add any allow/blocklists?
I know someone who constantly complained that web site X or company Y are stupid, because they don't follow the RFCs, don't know the syntax of mail addresses, because mail validation in web forms often rejected anything with a plus sign.
The correct answer would have been "don't do it then" or maybe "how about configuring your Exim so that instead of '+' you're using '-' as a separator, but I suppose the complaining was a big part of the fun.
There's also a generational memory issue here, and I'm not aware of any C.S./C.E. programs that cover RFCs as part of the core curriculum.
(viz. not a gmail-specific feature)
Sometimes I don't even press "Send". Just keep pages of daily notes in the "Draft" folder ;)
It's super powerful, but uses few resources compared to vscode/intellij. Not to mention it can handle massive text files like a champ.
This whole 'email yourself as diary' seems like overkill to me when you could just write something yourself. Unless you are cool with sharing your diary with 3rd party services. Anyways it's still a cool little thing, just throwin my two cents.
Stats wouldn't be possible (of the top of my head) but I don't care about that much.