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How Do I Get and Email Not Addressed To Me?
« on: August 03, 2020, 10:56:38 AM »
I got an email subject line:  welcome to hopa
whose content was a poster in German. with a tag heading outside the box that gmail translated for me as:
LOUD welcome offer! You have to hear that


I didn't subscribe to it, and the email address lines were:

from:   hopa <acqeraj-2oajyv6-noReply@plhowdtiof.edu>
to:   bcogjm@aol.com
cc:   vftpnr@aol.com
date:   Aug 3, 2020, 7:41 AM
subject:   welcome to hopa
security:    upedge.net did not encrypt this message Learn more

How did I get this?  the "to" and the "cc" are NOT my address.
(There's someone who has my email address with some numbers at the end and she periodically gives out my email. For example, I get her iFood receipts from Brazil.)

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Re: How Do I Get and Email Not Addressed To Me?
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2020, 10:58:41 AM »
Your email is in the BCC field.

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Re: How Do I Get and Email Not Addressed To Me?
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2020, 11:09:17 AM »
Your email is in the BCC field.
Right, look at the "original headers"
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Re: How Do I Get and Email Not Addressed To Me?
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2020, 11:10:41 AM »
Thank you.




Q2:
When I 'translate' the email, there's a whole load of other stuff below the ad poster that's not there in the original.
It looks like letters to parents from schools, and lots of code giberish.


What's this about?

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Re: How Do I Get and Email Not Addressed To Me?
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2020, 11:11:33 AM »
Right, look at the "original headers"
Where would I find that?

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Re: How Do I Get and Email Not Addressed To Me?
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2020, 03:31:44 PM »
Indeed it is.