GMail contact - misroute / security issue

Karl Auer kauer at
Mon Sep 29 03:57:21 UTC 2014

On Sun, 2014-09-28 at 22:42 -0500, Grant Taylor wrote:
> 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).

Dots in GMail email addresses (before the at symbol of course) are
syntactic sugar. "a.b.c at" is the same as "abc at".

The sender in your wife's case just has the wrong email address for
his/her desired recipient.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at

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