Gmail Doesn’t Recognize Dots (.) Within a Username

hm… This is something new to me, may be for you too.

Gmail doesn’t recognize dots (.) within a username. This way, you can add and remove dots to your username for desired address variations.

That means, emails sent to [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected] are delivered to the same mailbox!

Note that, you have to use the exact username when logon to gmail.

BTW, do you think this is a desired feature?

Google anyway do not allow hyphens (-) and underscores (_) in gmail username. But allows dots (.) and it is not…

May be I am wrong, but I do not consider this as a feature. Isn’t it a flaw in the system?

Anyway, Google is big guy, and big guys are always right! Right?

Here is the solution from Google Help Center:

If you created your account with a dot in your username and you wish you hadn’t, you can change your ‘Reply-to address.’

To change your reply-to address:

* Click ‘Settings’ at the top of any Gmail page.

* Enter your [email protected] without a dot in the ‘Reply-to address’ field.

* Click ‘Save Changes.’

Please note that to log in to Gmail, you must enter any dots that were originally defined as part of your Gmail username.

That means, the issue is not solved, right?!

Original link at Gmail Help Center: Am I receiving someone else’s email?

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