gmail issues regarding address specification...

Oct 14, 2018
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Hi...
this is what is bothering me...i have an gmail address that goes as x.y@gmail.com and according to google i should also own xy@gmail.com...stating that any email that goes to x.y@gmail.com or xy@gmail.com should end up in my inbox.
That works fine but google assigned xy@gmail.com to a completely different person and i have almost all of his digital transactions in my inbox.
Now that i have started using my email for my personal mails i am a little bit concerned that the other person might be getting my mails...
Any way to rectify this problem or should i leave gmail and move onto another mail provider...
please advise...
 

USAFRet

Splendid
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That is an absolute fail of gmail.
I have the same issue, sort of.

Early on, gmail respected the dot in the middle of an email address.

x.y@gmail was one, and xy@gmail was a different address.

Years later, they now ignore that, and allow xy@gmail, and its sort of merged.

I registered my x.y@gmail long, long ago, when gmail was actually invitation only. Early beta. Over a decade ago.
It is mostly my first.last@gmail.com

Some years later, someone on the other side of the country registered xy@gmail.com. And I get all sorts of emails to him.
I know far more about this person than another should know, without active investigation and snooping. Name, address, age, what kind of car he drives, what kind of dog he has (it is overdue for its vet checkup), how much he paid for the movers to move him across town (2 different quotes), his previous and current address, etc, etc, etc...
Where he shops a lot (Walmart), his nieces twitter feed, etc, etc, etc...

According to google ( I asked), my emails at x.y@gmail do no go to him.


If things ever come to a head, he loses that account. Mine was way earlier, and I still have the initial welcome email from Sept 2004.
 

USAFRet

Splendid
Moderator
That is an absolute fail of gmail.
I have the same issue, sort of.

Early on, gmail respected the dot in the middle of an email address.

x.y@gmail was one, and xy@gmail was a different address.

Years later, they now ignore that, and allow xy@gmail, and its sort of merged.

I registered my x.y@gmail long, long ago, when gmail was actually invitation only. Early beta. Over a decade ago.
It is mostly my first.last@gmail.com

Some years later, someone on the other side of the country registered xy@gmail.com. And I get all sorts of emails to him.
I know far more about this person than another should know, without active investigation and snooping. Name, address, age, what kind of car he drives, what kind of dog he has (it is overdue for its vet checkup), how much he paid for the movers to move him across town (2 different quotes), his previous and current address, etc, etc, etc...
Where he shops a lot (Walmart), his nieces twitter feed, etc, etc, etc...

According to google ( I asked), my emails at x.y@gmail do no go to him.


If things ever come to a head, he loses that account. Mine was way earlier, and I still have the initial welcome email from Sept 2004.
 
Oct 14, 2018
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that is exactly what happened with my account...so he wont be getting my mails...that is just what i needed to know...thank you...
 
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