I have [email protected] as primary email-address, but per accident i sent confidential information to [email protected] (note the dot). How will this be handled?

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According to Google, the dot doesn't matter and it went to your primary address anyways.

  • Ok! This clear things up. thanks.
    – poz91
    Commented Oct 22, 2019 at 13:22
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    Might be worth pointing out that this is non-standard behavior, and email providers which are more standard-compliant will consider xx and x.x as different recipients.
    – Philipp
    Commented Oct 22, 2019 at 15:10
  • @Philipp Indeed, even Google's business email systems (organizations which use gmail but have their own domain) do not disregard dots. The OP specifically stated a gmail account, so I gave the behavior for a gmail account.
    – user
    Commented Oct 22, 2019 at 15:24

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