GMail contact - misroute / security issue

ryanL ryan.landry at gmail.com
Mon Sep 29 03:50:42 UTC 2014


https://support.google.com/mail/answer/10313?hl=en

On Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 8:42 PM, Grant Taylor <gtaylor at tnetconsulting.net>
wrote:

> Hi,
>
> 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>@gmail.com (no dots) when her email address is really <same first
> name>.<same middle initial>.<same last name>@gmail.com (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>@gmail.com (no
> dot) to capture email for <someone>.<famous>@gmail.com (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 gmail.com and abuse at gmail.com have
> gone unanswered.
>


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