Sunday, May 21, 2006

Am I receiving someone else's email?

This is From Gmail Help Center. Funny isnt it?

Am I receiving someone else's email?

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 and are delivered to the same inbox, since the characters in the username are the same.
Keep in mind that hyphens (-) and underscores (_) can't be used in a Gmail address. Also, usernames are case insensitive, so it doesn't matter if you enter upper case or lower case letters.

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:

Click 'Settings' at the top of any Gmail page.
Enter your without a dot in the 'Reply-to address' field.
Click 'Save Changes.'
When you log in to Gmail, you need to enter any dots that were originally defined as part of your username.