gmail weird feature ....

Posted by: cesrivas

gmail weird feature .... - 01/21/06 03:13 PM

I noticed this gmail weird feature but I did think I made a mistake and forget about it....<br><br><br>http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060120-6022.html<br>http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=10313&topic=1564<br><br><br><br><br> <br><font size=+1>Am I receiving someone else's email?</font><br><br><br>Gmail doesn't recognize dots (.) as characters within a username. This way, you can add and remove dots to your username for desired address variations. messages sent to your.username@gmail.com and y.o.u.r.u.s.e.r.n.a.m.e@gmail.com are delivered to the same inbox, since the characters in the username are the same.<br><br>Keep in mind that hyphens (-) and underscores (_) can't be used in a Gmail address.<br><br>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:<br><br> 1. Click 'Settings' at the top of any Gmail page.<br> 2. Enter your username@gmail.com without a dot in the 'Reply-to address' field.<br> 3. Click 'Save Changes.' <br><br>When you log in to Gmail, you need to enter any dots that were originally defined as part of your username.<br><br><br><br>----<br>:) "In my experience, there's no such thing as luck." - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Posted by: drjohn

Re: gmail weird feature .... - 01/21/06 03:58 PM

I've gotten mail meant for someone else in my gmail account. I only check it occasionally, but other than we share some similar parts in our name, I don't know why I get their mail. <br><br>Old farts, the hidden caulk of civilization. Jim Atkinson
Posted by: Michael

Re: gmail weird feature .... - 01/21/06 04:11 PM

You ever hear the expression you get what you pay for? <br><br><br>-Foxsports.com
Posted by: Bryan

Re: gmail weird feature .... - 01/21/06 09:14 PM

Sure..but then there's also the expression "Sometimes you don't get what you pay for." <br><br>
Posted by: TheGreatDivide

Re: gmail weird feature .... - 01/22/06 12:54 PM

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