I have had a small, on-going issue for a couple years now where someone would enter my email address instead of their email address. My gmail account is a very intentional arrangement of 6 characters using 2 letters of the alphabet, so it's not impossible for someone to enter it as a "fake" address, but I will occasionally get emails of various levels of importance that are intended for someone else. A non-exhaustive, off the top of my head list of emails I have been mistakenly sent are:
- Bills and event information from child care facilities in New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa. All different for people/families as far as I can tell
- Tax bills for a company out of Myanmar
- Shipping information intended for a company in India
- Information about tracked cars from a small company in Tanzania
- Leasing information for someone in Florida
- Random family photos from stranger's grandparents
Edit: Oops, didn't mean to hit post. Give me a second to finish this...
Sometimes I will email the place back and sometimes I'll just ignore it, but the reason I'm posting this is because I just spent 15 minutes with customer service for someone else's mortgage because they switched their email on the mortgage to my gmail address. I asked them to ask her to stop doing this as it wasn't the first time this person has accidentally used my email, so hopefully they do that, but is there anything more I can do to stop this from happening in the future or am I doomed to this happening because of the proliferation of *random letter*mail email addresses?
Thinking about it now, I probably wouldn't have actually posted this had I not hit the post button on accident, but it's done and I don't want to just delete everything.