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Monday, May 30, 2011

SOMETHING REALLY COOL ABOUT YOUR GMAIL ID


I was just surfing through my GMAIL account and sending few mails, but in the process something unusual happened. When I researched about it, I discovered some really cool information about the GMAIL (Email) Id’s. 


Yes, my dear friends this is sensational. I discovered that Google employs a very unique algorithm for assigning Email Id’s to any unique user using GMAIL account.
Ok, let me first explain how it works and then you can say “thank you” to me.

Basically in simple words....Google algorithm for Email addresses ignores all the periods (“.” Or “dot”) in the Gmail Id’s. Still don’t get it, ok no worries..let me give an example here.

Suppose my email id is- vivek.nanda.1@gmail.com, now you can see that I have two periods in my so called unique Gmail Id (vivek”.”nanda”.”1). One fine day, you are in a hurry and instead of typing in vivek.nanda.1@gmail.com you sent me the mail at viveknanda.1@gmail.com, but do not worry because the email will still come to me as Google’s Email Id algorithm ignores all the periods in the unique Gmail Id. Ok, you still don’t believe then you can try by yourself.

For e.g. your email id is   abc@gmail.com (with no periods in it)
If someone sends a mail at a.b.c@gmail.com it will still be directed to you at abc@gmail.com
If someone sends a mail at a..b..c@gmail.com it will still be directed to you at abc@gmail.com

Isn’t it cool??
 
Personally I’m so relieved to discover this new thing about the Gmail id’s because in a country like India, where the population is over 1.21 billion, the name- “Vivek Nanda” is very common and when I created my Gmail account back then I had to rather give up on finding a good unique email id to stick with an annoying email id with 2 periods in it i.e. vivek.nanda.1@gmail.com. I’m glad, I got a better one now- viveknanda1@gmail.com , this is far more cooooool…..I’m loving it !!

One last thing: Google Apps does recognize dots. If you'd like to have a dot in your username, please ask your domain administrator to add your preferred username as a nickname.

13 comments:

Asta said...

interesting! thanks for sharing.

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SunnyToast said...

Informative post! thank you and have a great day:)

Sunnytoast

Swati said...

really, i did not know this. Will definitely try it by sending mail from one account to other.

Just one question as you have taken the id as vivek.nanda.1@gmail.com so no one can even take viveknanda1@gmail.com.. right?

Vivek Nanda said...

@Swati...Yes,no one can take viveknanda1@gmail.com as while creating email ids google construct the unique id by ignoring the periods :)

Vivek Nanda said...

@Asta...thanks :)

@SunnyToast....Glad you found it informative, cheers:)

Tanvi said...

That is quite cool, indeed! :)

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Miss Caitlin S. said...

I had no idea, how cool!!! Gmail is a smart service but even smarter than I thought :)

Anonymous said...

I had no idea. Interesting post. x

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Soumya Kandimalla said...

Say you have an email Vivek.Nanda@gmail.com and there is another person who has viveknanda@gmail.com or vivek_nanda@gmail.com? Will the emails find in the wrong inbox?

Vivek Nanda said...

@Soumya, hey welcome :)
Google is real smart at the time of email creation it ignores the period(.) so that your email always remains unique despite the number of dots in the email id.

vivek_nanda@gmail.com is a unique email id...
but viveknanda@gmail.com and Vivek.Nanda@gmail.com will belong to same person.

I hope i answered your question.
Thanks for visiting here, cheers :)

Neha Agarwal said...

ummm... nice..
but does this mean that viveknanda1@gmail.com not assigned to anyone else?
Then why didn't you create viveknanda1@gmail.com earlier?
further suppose X has an email id viveknanda.1@gmail.com , and Y sends him a mail on viveknanda1@gmail.com then how will google recognize to whom to send this email... whether to you or to X..
share your thoughts...

Thnx

Aishwarya Nagula said...

WOW. Crazzzzyyyy! :O

Amrut said...

Hi Neha,

This algorithm is applicable if the translated id is unique :)

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