How/why did an email addresses [email protected]

  hssutton 27 Apr 12
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Arrive in my inbox?, I'm with plus.net

  Terry Brown 27 Apr 12

It is called SPAM

Emails can be targetted by first name by spammers and that is what has happened- Just Delete it.

  hssutton 27 Apr 12
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I've already deleted it, but was puzzled as to how it arrived in my inbox

  Ashrich 28 Apr 12

Check the " cc'd " recipients , although there could be thousands , to see if your address is in there . Some spam mails use generators which create many thousands of email addresses in the hope that some of them may be " live " usually with a box to tick so you don't receive any more from them .

Ticking that box and returning the email confirms that the address actually exists , that is then sold on to anyone that wants it .

 Ashley
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