GMail contact - misroute / security issue

James Welcher jwelcher at gmail.com
Mon Sep 29 03:52:47 UTC 2014


Gmail will strip out periods. So it's not like there was some OTHER email
address that your wife is suddenly getting. There is only her address. Dots
or No Dots. Your wife's email address IS THE SAME as the dotless-version.

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.
>



-- 
James Welcher


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