After hearing about Ryan's misfortunes, we decided to try it out ourselves. It works (or doesn't, depending on your point of view) exactly as described. This Gmail "feature" routed mail we sent to different variations of our test account to the same inbox. At least Gmail respects the period when it comes to logging into Gmail accounts. That means eric.bangeman can't log into ericbangeman's account, even though he'll be getting some of his e-mail.More details about this issue can be found at Ars Technica. They also report Google has added a new feature to Gmail, a delete button.
Google's Gmail flawed - the dot bug
Posted on Sunday, Jan 22 2006 @ 20:49 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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|Re: Google's Gmail flawed - the dot bug |
by Anonymous on Thursday, Mar 31 2011 @ 13:27 CEST
|Besides that, if you own 'email@example.com' you can log in with 'firstname.lastname@example.org', 'email@example.com' or 'firstname.lastname@example.org'. It's a strange bug that exists for a very long time. I took over somebodies account this way by accident, and could read all of his e-mail, docs calender, whatever.|