The Dot. In Your Gmail Address Doesn’t Matter.

The Dot. In Your Gmail Address Doesn’t Matter.

For quite a long time Gmail users have always thought that having albert.smith@gmail.com and albertsmith@gmail.com are two different email addresses, For just that reason, Google decided to do things differently from other email providers when it launched Gmail.

Namely, it decided to ignore periods in its users’ email addresses altogether.

That’s right—they make absolutely no difference. As a post on Google’s help forums clearly explains:

  • albertsmith@gmail.com =alb.er.t.sm.i.th@gmail.com
  • albertsmith@gmail.com = ALBERTSMITH@gmail.com
  • albertsmith@gmail.com = Albert.Smith@gmail.com

You could even email a.l.b.e.r.t.s.m.i.t.h@gmail.com, and your message would still make its way to the very same donut-loving dude.

So the inclusion of dots on to your Gmail address don’t actually matter, never say your receiving someone else’s message’s just because you missed a dot between your initials on the address. However this doesn’t apply yo the other emailing companies like Microsoft Outlook, Yahoo Mail, Apple iCloud.

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