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I saw some people that share their mail like name at gmail dot com instead of name@gmail.com

Why does they do it?

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This is not something that only Gmail users do, it was a very common practice on "forums" and billboards as an attempt to prevent that the emails were harvested automatically.

IMHO it doesn't make sense nowadays. To learn about this topic you might want to read the following Q/A from other sites from the Stack Exchange network:

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