Email Challenged People

For months I’ve been battling with and issue of a Gmail user who has a very similar email address to my own. This person’s first and last name are the same as mine and the only difference is that his middle initial is in his email address (probably because when he tried to create it mine already existed)

His friends, family, co-workers, golf buddies, Northwest Airlines etc all send me his email constantly. At first I replied to each one explaining that they had the wrong email address. Eventually one of his business associates did the leg work to track down the real address which is why I know what it is.

After a while I tired of replying all the time so I tried forwarding the emails to him hoping he would get a clue and change it or get his contacts to use the right one. No luck.

I know where he goes to church, the name of his wife, child, friends, his Country Club. I know details about business deals he is working on. And, because he put down the wrong email address when he registered with NW Airlines online I get his itinerary whenever he travels.

A few days ago, fed up, I finally sent an email to him directly suggesting he change his email since I was getting so much of his mail and it was really a privacy issue for him. No response.

Seriously this guy, his co-workers, and most of his friends need to learn how to use the Internet!

Excuse me I have to go read a letter from my doppelganger’s pastor about services on Sunday. Oh and Becky from Charlotte if you’re reading this tell your co-worker I’m still getting his personal email!

Jerry Sutton

I am, at heart, a software developer though I am currently managing a small Information Technology department for a mid sized company located in my hometown of Jacksonville, FL. When I am not playing with the latest smart-phone or trying to become inspired to write code I read almost anything I can get my hands on from Pulp Era adventures to biographies of world leaders and everything in between.