I have started collecting all the email that I have been receiving for another person of the same name. No, not spam. Real emails about business deals and her child's school. I wish I knew what her REAL email address is because then I could pass on all this misdirected mail I'm getting. My gmail account uses the form email@example.com and the email I get for the other person comes as firstname.lastname@example.org. But the Gmail help files insist that periods are ignored by their computer, so both forms are equal.
I also suspect, based on the contents of the emails, that this other person may have started with a Googlemail.com account and maybe she lived in England. But I"m not sure about that, and the Gmail Help files claim that shouldn't cause the problem either.
But I continue to get her mail. It is annoying, and it makes me wonder if she is getting MY mail.