gmail kb hints

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    Apr 09, 2015 2:59 PM GMT
    the dots in a gmail address are dont care:
    "r.smith@gmail.com" = "rsmith@gmail.com"

    give out your email, put a +marker in it as:
    rsmith+target_sold_this_email@gmail.com


    reference:
    http://www.bustle.com/articles/74927-7-secret-gmail-tricks-you-probably-didnt-know-about
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    Apr 09, 2015 3:56 PM GMT
    Nice article.

    Knew about gmail not recognizing dots, but the offline access and synching is great information.
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    Apr 09, 2015 4:36 PM GMT
    Hmm... maybe that's why I keep getting mail intended for other people with some (dot-rich?) variation on my email addresses.

    Apparently, one of my alter egos is some sort of social activist in Boston, who also buys into magic crystals, Russian art, and anything Israel. I also seem to be on the board of directors of a golf club in Georgia.
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    Apr 09, 2015 6:55 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidHmm... maybe that's why I keep getting mail intended for other people with some (dot-rich?) variation on my email addresses.
    Apparently, one of my alter egos is some sort of social activist in Boston, who also buys into magic crystals, Russian art, and anything Israel. I also seem to be on the board of directors of a golf club in Georgia.

    Similar problem here; someone apparently created a gmail account with my exact same name but without the dot. Sometimes (well, a lot of times to be honest) google's user interfaces are rather stupid.

    What I don't understand is why this guy keeps using the gmail account. At first it was dentist appointment reminders, now I'm also getting service reminders for his new truck. This guy is in Texas. Then there's some guy in Milwaukee who signed up for some marching band performances. Marching bands I kind of like, but I ain't going to Milwaukee to see them.