First World Problems...
Okay, first off to all of you out there with a period ('.') in your email name, the part before the '@' sign?
GET RID OF IT.
Seriously. It's stupid and most of the software out there handling email can not deal with it because the 3rd worlders who coded it don't understand it. Then again, they can only do what the stupid yellow 'how to' book tells them.
NOW AS TO THE WHY:
(and understand I tweaked my back and I'm grumpy - so there).
I have the gmail address for my last name. Just me. I have it.
Now there aren't a lot of people with my last name in the world (less than a hundred) and SOME OF THEM use: FirstName.LastName for their gmail address.
Guess who ALL of their emails go to?
NOT JUST THEM.
I have access to ALL of their toll pass accounts, their APARTMENT COMPLEX CODES, their MEDICAL INFORMATION, you fucking name it and sooner or later I end up with it. Because they put a fucking dot in their name and MOST mail software is bought at the cut rate version of buymart and guess what? It can't handle that DOT.
So if YOU have a dot in YOUR email name, understand that there is someone else out there, who has the email that caused you to get the dot who is getting ALL OF YOUR PRIVATE SHIT.
ALL OF IT.
This is another one of those 'security' things that the so-called 'security' assholes never tell you about. That email programs can't deal with.
CONSIDER YOURSELF TOLD.