6 December 2004

Weird Gmail

Posted under: at 03:27

This week I received several spam emails in my Gmail inbox. What unusual about them is most of them are not addressed to my Gmail email address, but to email addresses like priyadhasna@gmail.com, priyadharsini@gmail.com, priyabhagat@gmail.com, priyadhoka@gmail.com, and other similar email addresses. Curiously, my email address is priyadi@gmail.com, how come email to those addresses ended up in my account? I know Gmail support extension addresses, but none of those addresses are extension of my email address. Priyadi-foo@gmail.com is a correct extension address of my Gmail account, but I think priyadfoo@gmail.com (without ‘i’ and without dash) shouldn’t be. Does Gmail treats only first 6 characters as significant? Or do they try to guess email addresses?

8 Responses

Trackback: Use this URI to trackback this entry. Use your web browser's function to copy it to your blog posting.

Comment RSS: You can track conversation in this page by using this page's Comments RSS (XML)

Gravatar: You can have a picture next to each of your comments by getting a Gravatar.

Leave a Comment

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Warning: Comments carrying links to questionable sites will be removed!