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As per title, my email address is abc@email.com and received an email from john@company.com.

But in my Web Client i see:

From: john@company.com 
To: david@domain.com

I received this on my abc@email.com account so how did i get this email in my inbox? I have no affiliation whatsoever with david@domain.com. Actually i have received a few emails from john@company.com where the TO address differs.

What's going on?

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The most likely answer is that you have been Blind Carbon Copied(Bcc) on the email. Usually this happens when the sender is actually addressing the party in the To: address, but would like you to see the information without the To: party knowing that you were included on the email.

Mass or group mailings also typically use Bcc to deliver mail to many users without disclosing the email addresses of everyone on the list to everyone.

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Many spam mails will have From: and To: addresses you have never heard of. Also the To: address may sound similar to your email ID. I don't know the specifics of how such mails work, but make sure you don't click on any links provided in such mails. They are sure to screw with your PC. –  Ganesh R. Apr 24 '10 at 6:16

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