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My first attempt at an explanation.  I have actually received emails designed for someone else because we had the same name and the sender missed a crucial difference between my email address and the intended recipient.  [[User:Grahame|Grahame]] ([[User talk:Grahame|talk]]) 05:39, 18 October 2013 (UTC)Grahame
 
My first attempt at an explanation.  I have actually received emails designed for someone else because we had the same name and the sender missed a crucial difference between my email address and the intended recipient.  [[User:Grahame|Grahame]] ([[User talk:Grahame|talk]]) 05:39, 18 October 2013 (UTC)Grahame
  
AFAIK if you have adress name2gmail.com, then gmail delivers all mails in shape nameanything2gmial.com to your box. So the trick is to make address like [email protected], then heavily use [email protected] to the point, that other people catch up an for example Joe Smith instead correct [email protected] will write [email protected] - which would end in your mailbox then.
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AFAIK if you have adress [email protected].com, then gmail delivers all mails in shape [email protected].com to your box. So the trick is to make address like [email protected], then heavily use [email protected] to the point, that other people catch up an for example Joe Smith instead correct [email protected] will write [email protected] - which would end in your mailbox then.

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My first attempt at an explanation. I have actually received emails designed for someone else because we had the same name and the sender missed a crucial difference between my email address and the intended recipient. Grahame (talk) 05:39, 18 October 2013 (UTC)Grahame

AFAIK if you have adress [email protected], then gmail delivers all mails in shape [email protected] to your box. So the trick is to make address like [email protected], then heavily use [email protected] to the point, that other people catch up an for example Joe Smith instead correct [email protected] will write [email protected] - which would end in your mailbox then.