Ditch the dot: The dot in your Gmail address doesn't matter

It makes no difference at all

Ditch the dot: The dot in your Gmail address doesn't matter

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"What's your email address?" is one of my most frequently asked questions. I'm much more of a typer than a talker, so dealing with people via email is ideal for me. One thing I've noticed, however, is the number of people who needlessly place a 'dot' in the middle of their Gmail address. 

For example, "firstname.lastname@gmail.com". 

I discovered a few years ago, purely by accident, that there's no need to put the dot in there. Gmail ignores periods altogether, meaning your address could be: firstnamelastname@gmail.com. 

If you wanted, although I don't know why you would, you could place a period after every letter in your name and your mail will still arrive. 

 

While this is not quite a life-altering discovery, it's good to know! So take the time to ditch the dot!