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Receiving Another Person's E-mail


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#1 HamSandwich

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 06:56 PM

I have found only limited information on this topic:
http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer....mp;topic=12786#

My situation involves my e-mail address being similar to another person's with the same name, e.g. johnsmith [at] yahoo.com compared to john.smith [at] yahoo.com
I am wondering if there would be someway to block the e-mails from coming to me. I do understand that periods do not make a difference within an e-mail address per the article listed above. But is there any way to block these said e-mails, or could I tell the person sending them to do anything to fix this problem?

Thanks. :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 11:48 AM

Hi HamSandwich.
Totally depends on how you access your e-mail.
You mention both yahoo and gmail in your post. If you go to a website and log-in to access your e-mail, you have them re-direct it so that it doesn't end up in your inbox.

How to Yahoo
How to GMail.

If you use an e-mail client such as Outlook, Outlook Express, etc, you can setup filters and rules within that client.
There are also third party tools.
Really need a few more specifics. :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 06:31 PM

Using Gmail. I have it routed to Thunderbird.
I followed the advice of setting up filters. I'll let you know how it goes. I do have one further question, though: if I receive their mail, is it just as likely they are receiving mine?




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