GMail contact - misroute / security issue

Grant Taylor gtaylor at
Mon Sep 29 03:42:56 UTC 2014


I'm looking for a GMail contact.

My wife is receiving someone else's emails.

Specifically she is receiving emails for <first name><middle 
initial><last name> (no dots) when her email address is really 
<same first name>.<same middle initial>.<same last name> (dots).

I don't know if this is a "feature" or a "bug", but either way, it's 
disquieting my wife.  (Unhappy wife = unhappy life.)

I view this as both non-RFC compliant behavior -and- a potential 
security risk.  (Registering a GMail account as 
<someone><famous> (no dot) to capture email for 
<someone>.<famous> (dot) emails.)

Please reply or email me directly at gtaylor (at) tnetconsulting (dot) 
net for additional details.

Thank you and have a nice day.

Grant. . . .
unix || die

P.S.  Thus far messages to postmaster at and abuse at have 
gone unanswered.

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