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I received an email that was not addressed to me

A common question that we get is, "I received an email that was not addressed to me, why is this?"

The reason is because the sender used your email address in the BCC (Blind Carbon Copy) recipients field of the email thus preventing you from seeing your address and making it look like an email was not addressed to you.

Some Email users and servers employ BCC addressing for specific reasons. Using BCC can reduce the bulk of messages with long BCC lists and can also shield the recipients from this additional overhead since no recipient can "see" any of the other recipients.

If you are wanting to send an email to a large number of people you could also use the BCC option.

  1. Start a new email like you normally do.
  2. Enter your email address in the To: field.
  3. Then along the top menu click on View and then click on All Headers
  4. You will now see a BCC field. You can enter all the intended email recipients into this field
  5. Send once you have completed writing your email


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