Google-apps – Dots in email address of ‘Gmail for work’ service: are they ignored


According to this Q&A, 'dot' is a valid character in an email address.

But for Google's gmail service, they say they do not recognise 'dot'. Quoted from

Gmail doesn't recognize dots as characters within usernames, you can add or remove the dots from a Gmail address without changing the actual destination address; they'll all go to your inbox, and only yours.

I am using 'Gmail for Work' at the moment. Let say my work domain is ''. To my surprise, '' caused a bounce from google. I am expecting the email will be delivered to ''

Does 'Gmail for work' handle email address differently?

Best Answer

Gmail for work/Google Apps accounts do count dots as part of the email address so the two address are unique. From this help article:

One last thing: Google Apps does recognize dots. If you'd like to have a dot in your username, please ask your domain administrator to add your preferred username as a nickname.