Gmail doesn’t recognize dots as characters within usernames of Gmail!!

Gmail doesn’t recognize dots as characters within usernames of Gmail

Gmail doesn’t recognize dots as characters within usernames of GmailYes its true, Google is no longer treating the dots as characters (or simply not even considering it!!). I just found this in Gmail is as mistake; I simply typed my username by missing the one dot in it. But it let me login. I was really shocked and tried mail to me by removing all the dots in username. But I received the email immediately. So I started researched on this.

In fact Google admitted this (Not as bug!!), they just telling that Google will ignore all dots in emails. For more info please read http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&ctx=mail&answer=10313

It’s not for login you can use the same for mail address for mailing too. So that you can

As per Google explanation

Gmail doesn’t recognize dots as characters within usernames, you can add or remove the dots from a Gmail address without changing the actual destination address; they’ll all go to your inbox, and only yours.

Or simply

Subin.george@gmail.com ==
subingeorge@gmail.com === subin.g.e.o.r.g.e@gmail.com

What about Google Apps

Yes they still supports dots.

Google Comment on this!

If you get mail that seems to be intended for someone else, it’s likely that the sender entered the wrong address, just like if you’ve ever dialed a wrong phone number for someone. In these cases, we suggest contacting the original sender or website when possible to alert them to the mistake.

Counter point

Then why guys didn’t let me create username without dots when I created it? By the time you told that it was used by someone else ! Then what happened to person who already used this email?. Or simply even he is reading my all mails (!!!) and vice versa.

 

 

Subin George