Looping through the gmail dot trick

Martin Vilcans martin at librador.com
Mon Jan 21 08:01:20 CET 2008


On Jan 20, 2008 8:58 PM, Martin Marcher <martin at marcher.name> wrote:
> are you saying that when i have 2 gmail addresses
>
> "foo.bar at gmail.com" and
> "foobar at gmail.com"
>
> they are actually treated the same? That is plain wrong and would break a
> lot of mail addresses as I have 2 that follow just this pattern and they
> are delivered correctly!
>
> Do you have any reference on that where one could read up why gmail would
> have such a behaviour?

Try the SMTP spec. IIRC there's a passage there that says that the
server should try to make sense of addresses that don't map directly
to a user name. Specifically, it says that firstname.lastname should
be mapped to the user with those first and last names.

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