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Gmail should restrict to one word names?

Should usernames in Gmail be limited to one word?

   
10:39 am on Jul 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Should Google allow others the ability to create an email address similar to your own?

I have firstnamelastname@gmail.com and I just tested test.firstnamelastname@gmail.com and yes it will allow me to create this one, but should it?

The answer is NO, I reckon, because of major possible fraud consquences.

Tighten up the show Google, please!

[edited by: GrantNZ at 10:40 am (utc) on July 10, 2006]

2:39 am on Jul 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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There is no way to stop it at all...
4:36 am on Jul 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Like the previous post states, there really isn't a way to prevent this. Someone (or hundreds of people for that matter) would have to be mindlessly trolling through different usernames. And even then, how would one know who was the real person or not? How would they know what is fraudulent and what is not?
1:31 am on Jul 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Did you hear the story of when someone sends a message to first.last@gmailcom, it also sends to firstlast@gmail.com.

GMail simply doesn't recognize the dot at all in its systems....