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weird customer email addresses

www.name@example.com

     
11:57 pm on Nov 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Has anyone else come across people entering their email address as www.name@example.com?

I've now seen this 3 times (out of around 75 customers). The first time it looked like someone just checking out our site (maybe a rival - I know I go look at their sites), but its happened twice in the last 2 weeks.

Difference is - both of these completed the checkout and paid. The 'welcome' emails bounced.

For the third one, I resent the email without the 'www.' without a bounce.

I'm wondering if this is just a common mistake that new web users make. Seen anything like this?

12:32 am on Nov 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I've seen that many times. Those are the clueless users. The type that enters site address into search engine to open the site.
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You should also get a lot of people who enter their email as just "somename" with no "@domain.com" They're usually AOL users.
7:52 am on Nov 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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'The type that enters site address into search engine to open the site'

Heh see that a lot - people searching for the complete url.

Glad its not just me..

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My mother would be one of those users - she still can't tell the difference between the Web and email and tells everyone her email address starts www.
11:08 am on Nov 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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yeah i too have seen such email address
many times people use such kind of address to impress others that they have www in it
12:18 pm on Nov 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hi

I agree with Sonjay, we often get them and they are always AOL users :)

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12:33 pm on Nov 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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But wait, if you are talking about the dot, that type of email can exist...when I went to college, my email was like this:

firstname.lastname@schoolname.edu

8:02 pm on Nov 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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They're usually AOL users - very true! made me laugh.

You can have a dot dividing up teh first and last nbame but ive never come across an email address that starts www.

Unless the parents were sadistic and called the kid that....... Parent 1 ' hey love you seen www?' parent2 'No honey I think he's done a 404 on us'