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    mails without recepient address

    Hi all,
    today i received couple of spam emails even tough i receive couple of spam mails daily, but the eye catching thing was that one email lacked To: (recepient) field while the other one has someother mail address in To: field. Can someone explain how it reached my address if there was no recepient info in that. I m attaching the mail headers and contents/

    Thanks

    [Headers]
    X-Gmail-Received: caa9afb6f4caae06292582de5475f8d1d53afe1b
    Delivered-To: i_changed_it@gmail.com
    Received: by 10.38.76.72 with SMTP id y72cs26957rna;
    Mon, 11 Jul 2005 11:05:53 -0700 (PDT)
    Received: by 10.54.143.4 with SMTP id q4mr4229971wrd;
    Mon, 11 Jul 2005 11:05:26 -0700 (PDT)
    Return-Path: <vanessawilliams2005@msn.com>
    Received: from hotmail.com (bay108-f3.bay108.hotmail.com [65.54.162.13])
    by mx.gmail.com with ESMTP id 38si8255176wrl.2005.07.11.11.05.20;
    Mon, 11 Jul 2005 11:05:26 -0700 (PDT)
    Received-SPF: pass (gmail.com: domain of vanessawilliams2005@msn.com designates 65.54.162.13 as permitted sender)
    Received: from mail pickup service by hotmail.com with Microsoft SMTPSVC;
    Mon, 11 Jul 2005 11:05:19 -0700
    Message-ID: <BAY108-F3B4599C62E4689310605EB7DC0@phx.gbl>
    Received: from 65.54.162.200 by by108fd.bay108.hotmail.msn.com with HTTP;
    Mon, 11 Jul 2005 18:05:19 GMT
    X-Originating-IP: [82.206.247.138]
    X-Originating-Email: [vanessawilliams2005@msn.com]
    X-Sender: vanessawilliams2005@msn.com
    Reply-To: vanessa_williams7000@yahoo.com
    From: "Vanessa Williams" <vanessawilliams2005@msn.com>
    Bcc:
    Subject: kindly Assist My Client.
    Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 18:05:19 +0000
    Mime-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed
    X-OriginalArrivalTime: 11 Jul 2005 18:05:19.0974 (UTC) FILETIME=[19903860:01C58643]
    [/Headers]

    <br /> Dear Sir/Madam<br /> l am V...ereto.<br />
    Excuse me, is there an airport nearby large enough for a private jet to land?

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    Do you have your own mail server? Maybe they sent it directly to your ip address.
    I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.

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    Hey Hey,

    Could it be that they populated the BCC field and the software/server doesn't translate that into a To field but leaves it in place in the BCC field which is blank to the end-user... that could explain the presence of the BCC: in the headers.

    Peace,
    HT

    [Edit]

    Apparently different mail programs or servers (not sure where the translation is done) do deal with emails in different ways..

    All of these emails were sent with blank To Fields and only the BCC populated

    I also attempted Rogers Yahoo Email but it required I input a To Field...

    Sent From: GMail Web-Based
    Received by: GMail Web-Based
    Note the populated BCC Field but no To Field
    X-Gmail-Received: 0d4117da2efbe1c4ea48f7104d60cfa5e4fe4a51
    Received: by 10.38.86.17 with HTTP; Sat, 23 Jul 2005 19:41:37 -0700 (PDT)
    Message-ID: <cfd108e305072319414390bffb@mail.gmail.com>
    Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 22:41:37 -0400
    From: Tyler X <x@gmail.com>
    Reply-To: Tyler X <x@gmail.com>
    Subject: Testing
    Mime-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
    Bcc: x@rogers.com, x@gmail.com, x@hotmail.com, x@reguly.org,
    x@seeminglyrandom.info

    Content-Disposition: inline
    Delivered-To: htregz@gmail.com



    testing
    Sent From: GMail WebBased
    Received By: MS Outlook 2003
    Note the lack of To and BCC Fields
    Return-path: <htregz@gmail.com>
    Envelope-to: X@seeminglyrandom.info
    Delivery-date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 22:41:48 -0400
    Received: from rproxy.gmail.com ([64.233.170.200])
    by epsilon.main-hosting.com with esmtp (Exim 4.44)
    id 1DwWR2-0002Hd-7t
    for tyler.reguly@seeminglyrandom.info; Sat, 23 Jul 2005 22:41:48 -0400
    Received: by rproxy.gmail.com with SMTP id c16so368746rne
    for <X@seeminglyrandom.info>; Sat, 23 Jul 2005 19:41:37 -0700 (PDT)
    DomainKey-Signature: a=rsa-sha1; q=dns; c=nofws;
    s=beta; d=gmail.com;
    h=received:message-id:date:from:reply-to:subject:mime-version:content-type:content-transfer-encoding:content-disposition;
    b=STYGMybDMc0C2gFxxag4L9zWlaTnjroxjNVwAa5ZY/XoOIUCoVJz8D4DGLYCGjP/iYqNC+L/3BDM/kPnY9wYkim55zANaZX1Y+VP8HMh6Kzrth2HDuPODGZzv54fZHiJNRHDszkvEHQjzqjpVqOe24MphIT0L0bJ1JyNrM+3Xos=
    Received: by 10.38.90.57 with SMTP id n57mr691973rnb;
    Sat, 23 Jul 2005 19:41:37 -0700 (PDT)
    Received: by 10.38.86.17 with HTTP; Sat, 23 Jul 2005 19:41:37 -0700 (PDT)
    Message-ID: <cfd108e305072319414390bffb@mail.gmail.com>
    Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 22:41:37 -0400
    From: Tyler Reguly <htregz@gmail.com>
    Reply-To: Tyler Reguly <htregz@gmail.com>
    Subject: Testing
    Mime-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
    Content-Disposition: inline
    [/Edit]
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