My Gmail account is formatted as Firstname.LastName@gmail.com. However I have been receiving emails addressed to: FirstNameLastName@gmail.com.

It's been going for a little while, but now over the last couple of months it has become worse. I was letting the senders know. I'm afraid some of my email may be going to this other person's mailbox!

What can I do?

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As the owner of the account FirstNameLastName@gmail.com, you will get all emails sent to FirstName.LastName@gmail.com.

Gmail does not recognize the dots as characters. So if an email gets sent to F.i.r.s.t.Name.L.a.s.t.Name@gmail.com, the account FirstNameLastName@gmail.com will still get the email.

Insert one or several dots (".") anywhere in your email address. Gmail doesn't recognize periods as characters in addresses -- we just ignore them. For example, you could tell people your address was hikingfan@gmail.com, hiking.fan@gmail.com or hi.kin.g.fan@gmail.com.

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