Mail not even addressed to me - ISP fault?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by pour-lay, Feb 4, 2004.

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    pour-lay Guest

    From:     Tony Gentry <>
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    From Wed, 04 Feb 04 04:54:20 GMT
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    I am not so why would I get these emails in my

    Sometimes I wonder if ISPs are spammers.
    pour-lay, Feb 4, 2004
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    EMB Guest

    You'll be in the bcc (blind carbon copy field) - you and any other
    recipients won't show

    EMB, Feb 4, 2004
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    ~misfit~ Guest

    I get things like that sometimes. Bad form posting the addys though unless
    you're sure both sender and recipient are spammers.
    ~misfit~, Feb 4, 2004
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    pour-lay Guest

    oops, is this where I might say something like, 'my bad'?
    pour-lay, Feb 4, 2004
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    Stewy Guest

    With some of the mail programs, if they have your name in the BCC field, you
    can't see your name in the header.

    Caught me out. Mozilla does it.

    But it's a feature I like.
    Stewy, Feb 4, 2004
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    ~misfit~ Guest

    LOL, everyone makes mistakes. Personally the only time I post real addys in
    NGs is when they're spammer's addys. And then I hope like hell a spambot or
    virus picks them up.

    I've even got OEQuotefix installed so it doesn't put the previous posters
    addy at the top of the posts as some people are newbies and have un-munged,
    real addys.
    ~misfit~, Feb 4, 2004
  7. Though some of us are not newbies and still have un-munged real addresses
    because we refuse to give in.

    Richard Hector, Feb 4, 2004
  8. wow, you must be really stubborn... I once got a black eye in a pillow
    fight for being stubborn(him:does this hurt, me:no, him:does this hurt,
    me:no, him:does this hurt, me:no, him:does this hurt, me:no, rinse and
    repeat for 3 hrs) but I gave in a munged my email address.
    T.N.O. -, Feb 4, 2004
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    Dogg Guest

    You use OE as a newsreader? Frankly misift, I expected more from you.
    Dogg, Feb 5, 2004
  10. OE does a very good job at news... and with quote fix, it is practically

    We all keep our systems no matter what OS/software up to date now don't
    T.N.O. -, Feb 5, 2004
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    ~misfit~ Guest

    <g>. Why thank you Sir. (I think).

    Yeah. With Quotefix it's very user-friendly. I have it set to not accept
    HTML, plain text only. I tried a few others a year or two ago but gave in.
    It hasn't given me a problem in all the years I've been using it and, after
    all, that's what really matters.

    I wouldn't dream of using it for mail though.
    ~misfit~, Feb 5, 2004
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    Dogg Guest

    Dogg, Feb 5, 2004
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