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Old 03-07-2006, 02:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I am new here.
In last few weeks I received on my phone e-mails that don't belong to me - not a spam. One person, a frequent sender had a telephone number in a signature. Called ... and indeed, she confirmed that she sent such e-mails but not to me!
What is going on?
I had only a vanila e-mail address on my phone. No forwarding, no Outlook, no nothing else.
Is somebody redirecting e-mails to discourage usage of Blackberries?
Has it something to do with a current lawsuit?
Any hint welcome,
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Old 03-07-2006, 02:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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More infor would help.Is it always addressed to the same person? How often does this happen?
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It doesn't look like a spam - it looks like an intimidation.
The common denominator - in header there is every time a line:
To: [email address]
All headers look like this:

Using: my email address
Message Status: Opened
To: [email address]
Reply To: (different names) @Receivia.com
Sent: (date)
From: (different name)
Subject: (varries)

And there goes crap about some actions related to a daily office activity.
There is a signature and even a telephone number at the bottom.
Names and phones are not fake! I called once and got a real person that knows nothing about me.
Sometimes they use my name - I mean an acronym in my e-mail address - means they don't know my real name.
This all looks like a war between celular providers to discourage a usage of Blackberry telephones!
These mails have one common feature that differ them from a spam. No offers, no cheap program to buy, no pharmacy, no penis enlargment.
Looks like you see other people emails and only sometimes they are aimed to you.
Funny,
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i dont get it
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I don't get it also.
Good by Blackberry - soon. Don't have to be intimidated. Fix your problems yourself.
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Someone might have mistyped someone elses' email address and it got sent to you instead.

For example someone tried to send to [email address] but sent to [email address] or [email address]

There are starting to be a LOT of names @carrier.blackberry.net that a single name typo will likely send it into someone else's email box.
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Because company was real I called them - the boss - and THEY found the problem. They forwarded email to a guy that had Blackberry also but supposeddly with ...@tma.blackberry.net not @tmo as me. The funny thing is that because I couldn't use my own name in the address I used some kind of 3 letters acronym. And guess what - it occured to be a real name of some fellow from other country!
Problem solved! It wasn't a new kind of spam - imagine that
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That's kind of funny. What are the odds??
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That's what I thought. One character differences in email addresses of a common email address can be a disaster!

This is a lesson to type email addresses very carefully!

It happens a lot more often than you think. There are millions of @hotmail.com addresses for example, and that means all the common names are taken. Also, there are now 4 plus million subscribers with @blackberry.net email addresses. The odds are getting good that a mistyped email address will go to the wrong person.

Email sites with millions of names @hotmail.com @msn.com @gmail.com @yahoo.com etc. are very trouble prone if you mistype the email address.
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