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GMail Address Variations

June 19, 2007

In GMail Help to a question about “Am I receiving someone else’s email?“, it explains how GMail assigns and handles a username. One username is allowed per one registration. Once it is assigned, Google prevents the insertion of dot(s) in this username. Whether emails sent to myname@gmail.com or to my.name@gmail.com are all yours. However, when you log into your GMail account, you need to type the original version you registered as username.

This information was brought up in Lifehacker, where you can also find the information about “+” variations. Quite useful when putting these variations with filtering. 🙂

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