Do you use gmail? If so, good choice 😉 It has a lot of useful features!
I wanted to send an e-mail to a friend who once told me that his address is email@example.com (common practice)… or it was firstname.lastname@example.org? Hmm…
Luckily,in gmail the problem doesn’t exist!
Supposing you have registered as email@example.com, no matter how many letters you’d capitalize in login and how many dots you will add, the e-mail will reach your addres! So for example all the addresses below reach the same destination:
What is the sense in this practice? First of all – convenience: one do not have to remember whether there was dot between name and surname or not. Secondly: security reasons (phishing etc.). This practice protects our identity limiting the risk of registering e-mails that would resemble the original one.
You can read more at Google Help Center. Thanks Mateusz for having fun discovering this feature 😉