Can your computer details be got via email?

  hiwatt 10:18 11 Nov 2009
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Morning folks.
I sent someone an email yesterday from my hushmail account(which doesn't include my name) and in the reply the sender called me by my first name.Does anyone know how this was done?I asked but he wouldn't say how he knew.My computer is under my name but how could he have got that information?Thanks.

  howard64 10:47 11 Nov 2009

a guess maybe or he looked you up on the electoral roll.

  hiwatt 11:02 11 Nov 2009

That's impossible.All he had was my hushmail email address from 1 email I sent him.

  Quiller. 11:08 11 Nov 2009
  hiwatt 11:41 11 Nov 2009
  Kevscar1 12:02 11 Nov 2009

Was it sent to someone you or your husband know.

  rdave13 12:09 11 Nov 2009

Some info in the email headers; click here

click here

  hiwatt 12:15 11 Nov 2009

Thanks.Yeah I'm thinking it must be something like that.It's just annoying me hw he got it as it's no one I know.Do you know how to find out that kind of info from an email header?

  rdave13 12:28 11 Nov 2009

I'm not sure how this link will show but found the sender's addy from a header info; click here

  hiwatt 13:07 11 Nov 2009

The link worked fine.I'm not sure how to find the email header in hushmail,it's meant to be secure mail.I can't get my head around how he got my name though?The only thing my name is on is under "computer name" It's making me even more sceptical that he wont tell me how he knew.

  GaT7 13:21 11 Nov 2009

Could your husband have mentioned your name in a past email/conversation with this person perhaps?

"I asked but he wouldn't say how he knew." - now that is downright creepy from where I'm standing. G

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