Articles tagged: email headers

Mailboxes

How Do I View the List of BCC’ed Recipients on an Email I’ve Received?

The list of BCC’ed recipients is not included with emails, so there is no way of determining if or who else the email was sent to.

Why does email bounce?

Why Does Email Bounce?

Email can bounce for many reasons. I’ll look at several of the most common mail bounce messages, and try to interpret what they really mean.

Spam!

What Do Spam Filters Look At?

Spam filters can be incredibly sophisticated or very simple. I’ll look at some of the characteristics of email that spam filters can check.

Defining email address and display name

Why Is an Email Address Sometimes in Angle Brackets?

Computers use email addresses to route email. Angle brackets are used when a more human-readable name is also included.

I got two identical spam messages from two friends. Which of us has been hacked?

It’s unlikely that you’ve been hacked. It’s possible that your friends have both been hacked, but this kind of thing can happen without anyone being hacked at all!

Email

How do I tell who really sent an email?

It’s unlikely, maybe impossible. I’ll walk you through why that is, and one way you might get lucky.

Email Envelope

How can I prove that I didn’t send a particular email?

So much information in email can be spoofed that it’s difficult to prove where an email came from unless you look at the headers.

Email Envelope

How Do I Tell Someone They’re Entering Their Email Address Wrong?

Many websites ask you type your email address in twice for a reason: there’s a high percentage of people who cannot type their email address in correctly once.

Something's Up

Why is email I’m sending being received by someone I’m not sending to?

This is a frustrating situation that happens regularly to businesses running email lists. More than likely someone on your list is automatically forwarding. There is one way you may be able to track down the source.

Mailboxes

Why do I get spam that’s not addressed to me?

Spammers use many techniques to try and slide their garbage into your inbox. BCCing you on messages is one such way.