The dots in a Gmail address

Wednesday 26th March 2008

The dots in a Gmail address

A lot of people probably already know this, but I just found out. We often mix up email addresses just because they do or do not have a dot (.) in them. For example, I might have ahmedsajjad@example.com, but people will often email me at ahmed.sajjad@example.com which normally would fail.

It seems that Google had the foresight to take care of this when they launched GMail. Both of the above addresses would be treated as a single one with GMail so you can put a dot anywhere in the "localpart" area and it would still work.

A small, but useful detail.

 

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On 26th March 2008, at 10:13am PKT, Tee Emm said:

Not just that dot can put put in or removed at will, you can use a '+' sign to your actual address for filtering later on.

When I give my gmail address to a site I suspect can spam me later, I put it as myname+canspam@gmail.com and a filter at my gmail puts them neatly in a separate label and archived so my inbox remains clean.

On 31st March 2008, at 22:24pm PKT, Ersalan said:

GMail think its soooo smart... Pathetic!


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