I have been receiving few emails from a guy about some book order. First time I saw it naturally my thought was SPAM. However today when I go a message from the same guy I had a proper look at it since it was showing up on my “Primary” mailbox again. It actually is a mail that is supposed to go to some guy/girl who has the address “email@example.com”. Now I own an email address which is pretty much the same but without the dot (.) in the middle. I have the mail forwarded from that particular account to my current email address.
It seems like this particular person has mailed someone about a book on the classified site http://www.kijiji.ca. The seller however when replied to the mail saying its not available it landed in my inbox. Today I got another reply saying the book is available for $45. Now the craziest thing out of all this is that the to address of both of these mails show as “firstname.lastname@example.org” which is not my email address.
I have just reported this to google and also forwarded the mail to the address that is supposed to receive it. Below is the email trail and the mail detail which shows the to address.
The mail trail:
The to address:
This is quite a scary thing to see! I sure hope my email is not lading in someone else’s mailbox!!
I think I was too soon to post this. As I searched I found the following article which clearly mentions that Gmail does not recognise dots(.). This clearly means that someone has misspelt their email address.