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Q: Why do I get email that isn't addressed to me?

Answer

When you get mail that doesn't explicitly include your individual username, or the name of a mailing list, in the To: or Cc: headers, you can be sure that the spammer put the addressing information into a Blind Cc: header. This is just another tactic used to try and fool anti-spam filters and tools.

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See related Spam questions on this wiki by searching for the keywords "spam" or "c-email". 

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January 15, 2009

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