Why am I writing myself?
November 27, 2011 7:21 AM Subscribe
Is this some type of spam? If so how would it work?
posted by robotyoshimi to computers & internet (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a business email address with my domain name and a personal email address through gmail. I have my business email forwarded to my personal gmail account so I only have to check one place. This morning I was shocked to see a message from my personal email address to my business email address (which is really specific, but does appear on my business site).
The email had no subject and was blank and showed the name of the sender as me. However, when I checked, the sending email address was firstname.lastname@example.org instead of email@example.com.
Why would someone do this? I'm not planning on replying, of course, but is the point to see if my business address is valid or have I perhaps already gotten some horrible virus because I opened the email?