missing recipient in email header
Posted on 2003-03-06
I just encountered a strange scenario that I hope someone can explain. My friend received an email that was meant for her and supposed to go to her email folder (through email rules in Outlook Express 6) but ended up in the standard inbox (where everything goes that doesn't fit the rule). I looked at the email header and noticed that the "TO:" entry was missing. That explained why the mail went to the inbox instead of hers -- there was nothing to key on. However, I'm stumped as to how she even received the email in the first place. There is no recipient listed at all. There is a CC entry with some unrelated, unknown email address (listed in the email source code). But, her email isn't listed anywhere in the email header/source at all. How did she receive it??