The "dot" address question in Gmail
I got the verification email from Apple, and obviously did NOT verify. However, I then got a chain of emails from Apple about account purchases,etc. I've spent all morning resetting passwords and doing everything I can to make both accounts secure.
I should say - this is only the latest in a long line of issues such as this, with my Gmail address.
Being an Apple user, I know verification is required, and I know on set-up you need to verify from your Apple ID account. Somehow, this person managed to use my email address to do this.
I'm not saying this is deliberate. I'm saying there is a bug in the software somewhere. This issue has plagued me on and off for a few years now, and I'm really frustrated that Google just ignores it, or states "not possible". It is possible, I assure you, because it has happened to me. I'm a software engineer, so stating "it's not possible" really frustrates me. I am all too aware that software bugs occur.
So, instead of a collective burying of heads in sand, it would be great if Google could actively investigate the issue, and resolve what must be a bug somewhere. Multiple people have reported this problem over the years. Occam's razor tells us that it is likely there is a problem - ignoring it won't make it go away.
and resolve what must be a bug somewhere. Multiple people have reported this problem over the years. Occam's razor tells us that it is likely there is a problem - ignoring it won't make it go away.
youra...@gmail.com = your.a...@gmail.com = firstname.lastname@example.org = Y.o.U.r...@gmail.com=Y.o.U.r.a...@googlemail.com
you can email yourself on all of these to test as well as logging in using any of these variations and YOUR password
and if you want some references :
LOOK AT THE DATE ON THIS LAST ONE
My issue is that I have NO WAY to notify this person that they are constantly entering the wrong email address everywhere. I have followed Facebook Help procedures to report that they are using my email address, but I can't tell if that has done anything. Facebook does not respond to Help messages or email issues. I have turned down TWO Twitter account setup attempts. You would think this person might stop for a second and realize that when these services tell her she can't sign up with the email address she's trying to sign up with, that she might reconsider checking that she's using her own address. I never verified my email address a second time on Facebook so I don't know how she got it on there in the first place. I've tried sending her a message directly through Facebook, but since we're not friends and have never spoken before, it goes to her "Other" box and she'll probably never see it. It is getting incredibly annoying because the services seem ill-equipped to deal with someone claiming an alternate version of my email address, they don't seem to understand the dot has no bearing on the owner of the email address, and think they are separate addresses. What's more, while I can't contact this person directly, she continues to sign up for new services with my email address, and should I ever want to use the website she's trying to sign up for, I might have problems because she's listed my email address as her own.
If it was once or twice over the course of a year, I would understand user error, a typo. Unfortunately, this is many times a month and the other person seems totally oblivious to the fact they aren't getting the emails they are signing up for, that they constantly have trouble logging into their accounts where they've used my address and I decline the verification, that they don't know their own email address.
What strikes me is that I don't get emails from her friends or family. Just registration and website emails. So it seems that she has a real email address she uses for important people, and she's dumping all these sign ups to an account she doesn't know isn't hers. If I was getting personal emails to her, it would be very simple to write them back and say it's not the right address, but it hasn't happened.
exactly - because they have her real email address saved as a contact - BUT when she gives it out manually she enters yours
look at this thread /mail/forum/AAAAK7un8RU2mwznZ-8Qos/discussion
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