Thus, I live with the occasional notice from the bank, school, etc.
Because of this, I no longer use Gmail for anything important or confidential.
He or she may have a profile you can read or a picture that is e-mailed to you.
For weeks, even months, you may chat back and forth with one another, forming a connection. But ultimately, it’s going to happen—your new-found “friend” is going to ask you for money.
(Note: Neither of those are actually me; I was too late registering to get anything even remotely close to my real name.
I started facing the same problem - yes I am receiving someone else's emails - since 2011.But a lot of my social networking profiles (including stackoverflow profile) are built using this email address, so I am finding it difficult to move to a newer email address.And I also doubt I've missed some important emails that were meant for me but reached the other recipient. Early on, it's possible that there was no "canonicalization" of email addresses (i.e.As for as I know, there is nothing in the RFCs that disallow this; MDAs are largely allowed to route mail as they see fit, hence the support for aliases, filtering, and forwarding.
In that light, ignoring dots is no different that creating aliases. If you'd like to have a dot in your username, please ask your domain administrator to add your preferred username as a nickname.(Note: some broken sites don't allow " " in an email address even though it's supposed to be allowed.) is very common among MDAs and was around long before gmail.