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NFT: Anyone had this issue with Gmail?

Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 1/13/2018 10:10 am
I've had my Gmail account with a dotted version of my first and last name for years (first.last@gmail). Over the last few months, I've periodically gotten emails for someone with a non-dotted version of my name in Australia. Seems that Gmail sometimes doesn't recognize the difference.

I've not detected any suspicious activity but I also don't want to get into a situation where important emails are going into this person's inbox. My sent mail is clean.

Since it's very difficult to actually contact google (I will try through Send Feedback), does anyone know how this should be handled? Contact the owner of the other email address to see if they are getting my mail? Just delete the account and add a new one?

Thanks.
umm Gmail doesnt recognize dots in an email address  
jlukes : 1/13/2018 10:14 am : link
Bobby.Humphrey@gmail.com
&
BobbyHumphrey@gmail.com

are the same address

You're likely just getting fishing/spam email
did you really look that hard  
jlukes : 1/13/2018 10:14 am : link
?
https://support.google.com/mail/answer/10313?hl=en - ( New Window )
better link  
jlukes : 1/13/2018 10:15 am : link
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Link - ( New Window )
RE: umm Gmail doesnt recognize dots in an email address  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 1/13/2018 10:17 am : link
In comment 13785656 jlukes said:
Quote:
Bobby.Humphrey@gmail.com
&
BobbyHumphrey@gmail.com

are the same address

You're likely just getting fishing/spam email


But is that a problem? When I signed up for GMail i created the account with the dotted email address, not without dots. Some of these were personal correspondence about flats - maybe he's giving out the address as fake?
I did look at those, but like I said, some of these emails  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 1/13/2018 10:18 am : link
are from actual people. No links, no files.
then they just have the wrong email address  
jlukes : 1/13/2018 10:19 am : link
dots dont matter. Doesn't matter what you created the gmail address with dots or without
RE: I did look at those, but like I said, some of these emails  
jlukes : 1/13/2018 10:20 am : link
In comment 13785665 Bobby Humphrey's Earpad said:
Quote:
are from actual people. No links, no files.


It's spam dude. Just mark it as spam and move on with your life
RE: RE: I did look at those, but like I said, some of these emails  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 1/13/2018 10:21 am : link
In comment 13785667 jlukes said:
Quote:
In comment 13785665 Bobby Humphrey's Earpad said:


Quote:


are from actual people. No links, no files.



It's spam dude. Just mark it as spam and move on with your life


Good to go then. Thanks.
RE: umm Gmail doesnt recognize dots in an email address  
Dave in Buffalo : 1/13/2018 11:20 am : link
In comment 13785656 jlukes said:
Quote:
Bobby.Humphrey@gmail.com
&
BobbyHumphrey@gmail.com

are the same address

You're likely just getting fishing/spam email


+1
Yes, I get this problem quite a bit.  
Mr. Bungle : 1/13/2018 11:22 am : link
I used to respond to them, pointing out the wrong email. But after a while, I just deleted them when they came in.

I've been having a different recent problem with Gmail. Starting about four or five weeks ago, I get obvious phishing attempts making it into my inbox almost daily. I'm not sure why Google isn't catching them on the way in. I report each one.
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