This is high in the, “I didn’t know that” ranking. Apparently, when you get a Gmail email address you actually get two: your regular @gmail.com and a @googlemail.com. Both email addresses get to you. Perhaps Google wasn’t sure the “Gmail” name was going to take off?
No matter, as here is a handy trick you can use to further filter your mail. By giving the @googlemail.com address to your close and trusted friends and family, you can set up a filter to always allow their mail to get through leaving the @gmail.com address to be more of a catch all. Less spam that gets to you is a good thing.
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