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I have received and email from some one who I dont know using Yahoo.com and the massage contains some personal things about me ... Is there any way I can know where this email was sent from ????
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by:mbonaci
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All you can do is to analyze fields of e-mail message (right click on e-mail and choose Document - Properties and go to second tab).
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by:ryan80
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There is really no way unless the sender put something in the email that identifies them.  If you get threatening emails however you may be able to get a court order if those emails are breaking the law.  

Short of that, you are out of luck.
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by:akhafaf
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mbonaci, I did this even before I create this Ticket but I wasnt able to get any clew .
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mbonaci earned 2000 total points
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Then there's no way.
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by:ryan80
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of course you could always try to hack the Matrix.  All you need to do is line up the 9 cubes while drinking a glass of wine.
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by:mbonaci
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Regardless of that personal info, does the e-mail look like spam, or it looks like regular e-mail you get from your friends/colleagues?

Could it be that you simply forgot you meet someone? Perhaps a long time ago.
Maybe, if you're not sure, you should reply him (he already knows your e-mail address) and ask.

If you're sure it's spam, let me ask you, what kind of personal info it is?
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by:ryan80
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I have had that happen to me before as well, where someone that i knew got a new email address and sent me an email. you could always try the old fashion way and ask who it is.
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by:akhafaf
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it is a massage sent to me by some one who knows me very well , and the personal info sent was something about some personal issues in the place were I work and it contains some dangerous things which made me so eager to know who the sender is .....
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by:mbonaci
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Then drop him an e-mail.

This is getting interesting, please post what happened.

And also, whether you managed to keep your job :)
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