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Today I logged in to stackoverflow and saw that my gravatar was again a "monster" and not my gravatar pic. I went to gravatar and the avatar was working fine.

I was using a username+stackoverflow@gmail.com address, (I really love the + addresses in gmail) and when I swichted it back to just username@gmail.com (which is also registerd at gravatar, as main account) the proper gravatar picture appeared. I tried to put the + address again to see if it was still not working, but now I got a "email address not valid" error...

So why are username+whatever@gmail.com emails not valid anymore?

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closed as too localized by jmfsg, Jeff Atwood Feb 8 '10 at 23:06

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Jeff has some 'splaining to do. –  XMLbog Feb 8 '10 at 16:46

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I'm currently using username+unicorn@gmail.com, and it seems to be working for me. Is that just my browser cache? Have I lost my unicorn?

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weird.. its letting me do it again.. but now I LOST my unicorn... i mean, gravatar.. and yes, i DO have username+stackoverflow@gmail.com properly set in gravatar.. –  bangoker Feb 8 '10 at 16:53
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hmmmm looks like it ws MY cache.... I just deleted it and now my gravatar is on... it weird... –  bangoker Feb 8 '10 at 16:55
    
@bangoker - well I can see your gravatar, and your e-mail is currently +stackoverflow... seems OK? –  Marc Gravell Feb 8 '10 at 16:55
    
yeah, I dunno what happend.. maybe a little glitch and i was to fast to pull the ask-a-question trigger, but yeah, after deleting my cache I could see my gravatar as well. Thank you for the quick respond though! –  bangoker Feb 8 '10 at 17:05
    
@bangoker, accept this answer please! –  Arjan Feb 8 '10 at 17:25
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The cache doesn't explain the error message reported in the question. @bangoker: You really did see that "not valid" message? –  Gnome Feb 8 '10 at 17:26

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