Friday, May 20, 2011

Well that's a question answered

Sometimes I get email for a Prof. John Marley (or Dr. John Marley). It hasn't happened in a while. I usually just mark it spam and delete it. Today however, the body of the email included the address it was meant to go to.

johnmarley@gmail.com

That isn't me.

My email address is john.marley@gmail.com

So I did a search on the mistaken address. What I found is that there is a doctor in Australia named John E. Marley, whose email address is prof.johnmarley@gmail.com.

So if someone leaves the "prof." off, gmail probably finds my address before his as a best guess. I suppose I'll forward the mail I received today to him.

Later,

3 people have spouted off:

Flipt said...

gmail actually ignores dots. you can put them in anywhere in any gmail address. so to gmail, you are johnmarley@gmail.com

Flipt said...

also... g'day, mate.

John said...
I see. That explains it, then.
5/21/11, 12:20 AM