Thursday, July 18, 2013

Return to sender

Howdy, you received this reply because you were trying to send an email to a friend or family member or some other person who is not me. Your e-mail came to be because Gmail doesn't care about periods in e-mail addresses. So if you tried to send b.brooks@gmail.com or some combination thereof an e-mail I still recieved the e-mail. For more details please check out Sarah Perez of TechCrunch has a great article on the subject.  I've made this blog post because I have had bbrooks@gmail.com since gmail was in beta and over the intervening years the amount of email I get for Barry / Bertram / Bob / has been steadily increasing. I've tried simply telling the senders about this and have seen little to no improvement in their e-mail habits.  I made this post to explain the situation more completely. If you could do me a favor and send this post to your intended receipient, hopefully we all can get this worked out and get our emails where they belong. Thanks!

Oh and since I like bacon here is a picture of some.

-b
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