Match.com contact - Previously: GMail contact - misroute / security issue

Grant Taylor gtaylor at tnetconsulting.net
Mon Sep 29 04:02:39 UTC 2014


On 9/28/14, 10:42 PM, Grant Taylor wrote:
> My wife is receiving someone else's emails.

Okay ... so someone is sending to the incorrect email address that is a 
variant of my wife's GMail address.

The real annoying part is that someone used my wife's email address 
(sans dots) as their email address on Match.com.  So my wife is now 
receiving all the notifications that are meant to go to that other person.

> 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.)

*sigh*

So this is a non-RFC compliant ""feature.

*headshake*

Does anyone have any Match.com contacts?  I'll try going that route to 
get the messages stopped.  (Including emailing [email protected] and [email protected] to 
see if they can help.)

> Please reply or email me directly at gtaylor (at) tnetconsulting (dot)
> net for additional details.
>
> Thank you and have a nice day.



-- 
Grant. . . .
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