I’m blown away. Something that *should* be, actually *is*.
Say for instance you have a gmail address with a “.” (dot) in it, say for example firstname.lastname@example.org. If someone sends mail to that address — or the same address but does not include the dot the mail will find you at the right address.
Sixteenpunches@gmail.com sends mail to my account at email@example.com
I’ve tried this with several different address and it has worked every time. I can only log into the account that I created and if I try to create the other one I’m told it is unavailable.
This is how the Internet is supposed to be: it’s just supposed to work. It shouldn’t depend on people knowing what they’re doing, or doing everything exactly right — it should allow for a bit of understanding and empathy. The contact is trying to find you. There’s nothing wrong with a little help.