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I know it doesn't make much of a difference, as Gmail forwards all messages to "john.doe" and "johndoe" to the same inbox, but I don't want it there anymore. The . shows up whenever my Gmail username is displayed across Google products.

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That's odd, it typically doesn't show the .s in my address (though I'd like it to). Can you give a specific example of where it shows up? – Keith Thompson Nov 4 '11 at 21:06
I signed up for my Google account with the '.' in my username, and it has been there ever since. Did you also sign up with the period in your username? – iglvzx Nov 4 '11 at 23:25
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According to Google, it is not possible:

You can't change the email address on your account to an existing Gmail address, but we invite you to add a new Gmail address to your Google Account.

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