I noticed something strange.

Say your name is Uma Thurman and you make a Gmail account as follows:

[email protected] with password Hunter2

And you make another account:

[email protected] with password deerMe

Then you login to Gmail with username [email protected] with password Hunter2 it logs in to [email protected], how is that possible? Am I missing something?

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    Check the answers to this question.
    – Alex
    Commented Mar 27, 2016 at 11:34
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    "And you make another account" - Well, Google won't allow you to create another account that differs only in dot placement. As it states on the account signup page, "Note that we ignore full stops and capitalisation in usernames.". - Are you suggesting that the second account creation appeared to be successful?
    – MrWhite
    Commented Mar 27, 2016 at 14:20

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To summarize the comments, creating an account that differs only in the existence or placement of a dot is not allowed by Google, as Google ignore dots and capitalization in email addresses. This makes the two names reach the same account unless the account containing a dot was created very early in Gmail's beginnings (i.e. not created after the one without the dot), or if both of the accounts are Google Apps accounts.

Source: Why does Google not consider dot in usernames of Gmail addresses?

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