Intelligent Gmail

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 sixteen.punches@gmail.com. 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 sixteen.punches@gmail.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.

Comments (2) left to “Intelligent Gmail”

  1. George wrote:

    You can use an alternative service called http://urlsmash.com which is a direct competitor to tinyurl with better features. You can choose among many domains as well as your own aliases too.

  2. Rick wrote:

    It’s also the case that ‘gmail’ and ‘googlemail’ are interchangeable. anyone sending to sixteen.punches@googlemail.com (with or without the dot, with or without the ‘oogle’, will always manage to find you. I agree that this is massively impressive and that Google deserve a massive pat on the back!

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