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By kashmeir63 ·
Hi,

How is it possible to receive an e-mail from someone where the FROM recipient is the same as the TO recipient.
Some times I receive an e-mail for example: advertisments, from webshots, where the to and from fields would say webshots. And I would receive this e-mail even though my name is not in the to filed?
Thank's in advance

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Receiving e-mail

it is possible because it is easy to create mail with faked to and from names. the names there are just tags in the smtp mail format. smtp mail format easy to 'spoof' the 'from' stuff. that is why spam is such a problem...

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by Ann777 In reply to Receiving e-mail

Anybody can type anything they like in ANY of these fields. When you get these messages, you are in the BCC (blind carbon copy) field.

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by kashmeir63 In reply to Receiving e-mail

It it possible to tell who the actual recipient is of the e-mail?

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