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periods not important in gmail addresses ???

Postby dodecahedron on Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:18 pm

i discovered this quite by accident:
if you have an email address like xxx.yyy@gmail.com, you will receive also emails sent to xxxyyy@gmail.com.

is this some sort of convention i don't know of ? that periods in an email address (maybe just before the @) can be omitted and it still works OK ?
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Postby texascbx on Thu Aug 11, 2005 6:30 am

I've read about that period problem on other boards. By the way, I have lots of Gmail accounts if someone needs one. Just PM me. I use one for email, one for forums, one for crap and one for a gmail drive backup. The current space allocated is around 2482 Mb per account. 8)
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Aug 11, 2005 7:23 am

i didn't think of it as a problem. just very surprised that xxx.yyy and xxxyyy both work the same.
is it intentional? i don't remember reading anything aout it at gmail when signing up/instructions/help pages etc.
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Postby pranav81 on Thu Aug 11, 2005 8:37 am

Yeah.I too observed the thing.Weird!!!


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