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Now someone with a very similar name to mine has gone & signed up email@example.com on some network which generates huge amount of spam. Till a few weeks back I used to hardly get a few spam mails a day now I get 100 an hour - all addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I got bugged & decided to investigate further. Since Gmail has been claiming that blue.widget & bluewidget are the same, I tried to login into email@example.com, & I get the message that my password is wrong. So I tried a password recovery for bluewidget, google sent the password recovery mail to the yahoo mail id I had linked when I created blue.widget, & I used the link to reset my password. Then tried to login into bluewidget & again it refused to accept my password.
Why cant I login into bluewidget? It looks like someone else thinks bluewidget is their account id.
Am absolutely flummoxed by this. Can someone throw light on this?
Either this person believes they own firstname.lastname@example.org or they have an id which is very similar to email@example.com & he made a typo. What I cant understand in either case why cant I access firstname.lastname@example.org if Google claims it is the same as email@example.com?
Also how do I contact google about this problem? Anyone from google here?
Help me am going mad ... I cant sleep :)