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Addressing of E-Mail

 
 
gollum
 
Reply Wed 21 Oct, 2015 09:16 am
I just received an e-mail that has the sender's e-mail address on the From Line and the sender's e-mail address on the To Line. It doesn't show my e-mail address on the To Line or anywhere else.

How did it arrive in my Inbox? I think it show have gone only into the sender's Inbox. (I realize it makes no sense for someone to send an e-mail to himself.)
 
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 21 Oct, 2015 09:18 am
@gollum,
the sender created an email group that doesn't allow you to know who the emails are being sent to (other than you)

it's a twist on the old bcc usage
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 21 Oct, 2015 09:48 am
@gollum,
Your email address is in the email somewhere. It sounds like a possible phishing email (so there's likely a very large list of email addresses buried somewhere cogs of said email if not presently open to the basic email reader).
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gollum
 
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Reply Wed 21 Oct, 2015 11:48 am
@ehBeth,
ehBeth-

Thank you.
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maxdancona
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Reply Wed 21 Oct, 2015 12:05 pm
If you are interested you can look at the email headers (this is what are actually used to make sure the email gets to you).

In Gmail, there is a little drop down menu just to the right of the email title (it is a little triangle). If you click on this it gives you an option to "view original". If you click this it will show you exactly what the email looks like to the server (i.e. how it was actually sent) before the email program tried to make it look pretty. I am sure that your email address will show up here, and you can see exactly how the headers are set up.

I believe that most email programs have something similar (it might be called "show source" or something similar... you just have to look for it).

It is interesting to look at if you like looking under the covers at technical things. (It is a pain in the butt if you are a engineer trying to parse it.)
gollum
 
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Reply Wed 21 Oct, 2015 12:36 pm
@maxdancona,
maxdancona-

Is this it (see below)?

Delivered-To: EDIT MODERATOR EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED
Received: by 10.36.55.140 with SMTP id r134csp5138itr;
Wed, 21 Oct 2015 07:36:00 -0700 (PDT)
X-Received: by 10.60.220.135 with SMTP id pw7mr6388707oec.51.1445438160843;
Wed, 21 Oct 2015 07:36:00 -0700 (PDT)
Return-Path: <EDIT MODERATOR EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED>
Received: from SNT004-OMC1S39.hotmail.com (snt004-omc1s39.hotmail.com. [65.54.61.76])
by mx.google.com with ESMTPS id d72si5612830oib.33.2015.10.21.07.36.00
(version=TLSv1.2 cipher=ECDHE-RSA-AES128-SHA bits=128/128);
Wed, 21 Oct 2015 07:36:00 -0700 (PDT)
Received-SPF: pass (google.com: domain of EDIT MODERATOR EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED designates 65.54.61.76 as permitted sender) client-ip=65.54.61.76;
Authentication-Results: mx.google.com;
spf=pass (google.com: domain of EDIT MODERATOR EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED designates 65.54.61.76 as permitted sender) smtp.mailfrom=EDIT MODERATOR EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED;
dmarc=pass (p=NONE dis=NONE) header.from=msn.com
Received: from SNT150-W84 ([65.55.90.8]) by SNT004-OMC1S39.hotmail.com over TLS secured channel with Microsoft SMTPSVC(7.5.7601.23008);
Wed, 21 Oct 2015 07:35:51 -0700
X-TMN: [3DOnMWQckuEAt1ZzIcGEvdM6ALi0q3QH]
X-Originating-Email: [EDIT MODERATOR EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED]
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
Return-Path: EDIT MODERATOR EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
boundary="_eeb24f76-8b0b-4975-849d-c8a86cf3f0de_"
From: EDIT MODERATOR NAME REMOVED <EDIT MODERATOR EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED>
To: EDIT MODERATOR NAME REMOVED <EDIT MODERATOR EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED>
Subject: Friend of a Farmer
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2015 10:35:50 -0400
Importance: Normal
In-Reply-To: <[email protected]>
References:
<[email protected]n.microsoft.com>,<[email protected]>
MIME-Version: 1.0
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 21 Oct 2015 14:35:51.0267 (UTC) FILETIME=[C8C13B30:01D10C0D]

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this is the sister restaurant of the one on Irving Place in Manhattan.

Finally opened on Montague -

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P.S. Michael: Will I get a discount because you know the owner::Smile))

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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 21 Oct, 2015 12:42 pm
@gollum,
Did you REALLY post all this private information on a public forum?! Not that bright. Rolling Eyes

What purpose did this serve?
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 21 Oct, 2015 12:53 pm
@gollum,
I'm sure the sender is going to appreciate you posting her email info publicly.

I hope she's not a good friend of yours.
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Wed 21 Oct, 2015 01:04 pm
@gollum,
Yes... although you might should strip out the personal information here. By posting that you are giving up your email address, and maybe more...
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jespah
 
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Reply Wed 21 Oct, 2015 01:21 pm
I just edited http://able2know.org/topic/298594-1#post-6052510 in order to remove a ton of personal information.

Please think before posting such information again. Thank you.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Wed 21 Oct, 2015 01:33 pm
@jespah,
Thank you Jespah. I was feeling bad...
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 21 Oct, 2015 01:40 pm
@maxdancona,
maxdancona wrote:

Thank you Jespah. I was feeling bad...


You didn't tell him to copy and paste anything. His whole question was an unnecessary pointless one. You just gave him the answer he was inquiring about. He's the one who needs to feel guilty, not you.
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