How/why did an email addresses [email protected]

  hssutton 13:55 27 Apr 2012
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Arrive in my inbox?, I'm with plus.net

  Terry Brown 14:13 27 Apr 2012

It is called SPAM

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

  hssutton 14:38 27 Apr 2012
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I've already deleted it, but was puzzled as to how it arrived in my inbox

  Ashrich 23:58 28 Apr 2012

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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