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Morgenmuffel
07-03-2008, 03:47 PM
Ok I have recently been receiving mail from someone with the same name as I

my email is

nigel.lastname@gmail

but the mail I am receiving appears to be addressed to

nigellastname@gmail

I remember someone mentioning something about the fullstop in gmail recently However i can't find the post, so anyhelp would be appreciated

Oh and before anyone mentions it
The mail does appear to be legitimate and not spam

and before any smart@rses mention it, yes having a last name of lastname is confusing

PaulD
07-03-2008, 04:20 PM
Gmail appears to ignore . in email addresses

"Gmail's requirement that all usernames be at least six characters in length is meant to keep spam out of your inbox. (Dots or periods don't count as characters when creating your username.)"

jwil1
07-03-2008, 04:57 PM
No - you can make an email addy for Gmail using .'s.

--Wolf--
07-03-2008, 05:04 PM
No - you can make an email addy for Gmail using .'s.

Yup, pretty sure you have to have a . rather than a _ (if you wanted one)

ie, my hotmail account is

Account_name@hotmail.com

and my gmail one is

Account.name@gmail.com

gary67
07-03-2008, 05:11 PM
my gmail address is firstnamelastname67@gmail.com

I don't bother with symbols can be confusing as I have a relative with very bad sight problems, so leaving out .'s or _'s is better for me to use.

sal
07-03-2008, 05:38 PM
I remember someone mentioning something about the fullstop in gmail recently However i can't find the post, so anyhelp would be appreciated

You're possibly reffering to my post (http://pressf1.co.nz/showpost.php?p=650468&postcount=11) in the "Do you use Gmail?" thread. It basically says that full stops don't matter so you'd even receive email sent to n.i.g.e.l.l.a.s.t.n.a.m.e@gmail.com (you may want to filter that one as spam) or any other variation on the alphanumeric characters interspersed with periods, except for overly long email addresses (can't remember but I think its up in the thousands).

Morgenmuffel
07-03-2008, 06:13 PM
Thanks all, I guess you learn something new everyday

beeswax34
07-03-2008, 07:12 PM
Nigel, you might want to check out these tips for even better Gmail usage:

http://lifehacker.com/tag/gmail/

http://lifehacker.com/353918/get-the-most-out-of-gmail-with-these-power-tips

Morgenmuffel
07-03-2008, 08:16 PM
Nigel, you might want to check out these tips for even better Gmail usage:

http://lifehacker.com/tag/gmail/

http://lifehacker.com/353918/get-the-most-out-of-gmail-with-these-power-tips



Ha, I've just got back from having a big read at lifehacker after installing their better Gmail2, it's a damn interesting site