Stop telling people there’s a dot in your Gmail address — it doesn’t matter

Fun fact… I must admit, I did not know this either.

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If there were, though, it’s a good bet that he’d get a lot of messages that were intended for me (poor guy).

For just that reason, Google decided to do things differently from other email providers when it launched Gmail.

Namely, it decided to ignore periods in its users’ email addresses altogether.

That’s right—they make absolutely no difference. As a post on Google’s help forums clearly explains:

  • homerjsimpson@gmail.com = hom.er.j.sim.ps.on@gmail.com
  • homerjsimpson@gmail.com = HOMERJSIMPSON@gmail.com
  • homerjsimpson@gmail.com = Homer.J.Simpson@gmail.com

This is not new—it’s been this way for years, and I’m sure a lot of people reading this realized it long ago. But the funny thing is how many people haven’t—and I’m embarrassed to admit that I was among them until my colleague Josh Levin blew my mind with this factoid recently.

All these years I’ve been making a…

Read the entire article from BusinessInsider here: Stop telling people there’s a dot in your Gmail address — it doesn’t matter

 



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