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is it possible to set up email so that if someone sends an email to XYZ address it actually goes to ABC?

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FabBakerGirlIsBack Mon 29-Jun-09 16:03:01


RustyBear Mon 29-Jun-09 16:05:41

You can set up emails so that they are forwarded, if that's what you mean - and you can either keep a copy at the original destination or delete it.

If you mean can you hijack an email so the intended recipient doesn't get it, it's probably illegal.

TrillianAstrahasaJOB Mon 29-Jun-09 16:08:09

If both addresses are yours, yes.

What email do you use? On Googlemail/Gmail it's under 'settings' - 'forwarding'. There'a just a box to fill in to say 'forward a copy of incoming mail to <insert email address here> and then options to keep or delete it in the gmail folder.

FabBakerGirlIsBack Mon 29-Jun-09 16:08:22

I am not doing anything illegal!

Tis not me. Just suspicious about something and wondering if the emails have been set to go somewhere else.

FabBakerGirlIsBack Mon 29-Jun-09 16:08:52

No, only one address is mine.

AMumInScotland Mon 29-Jun-09 16:12:14

You/they would need access to the email account to set it up to forward somewhere else - so it depends if you think someone would have the information they needed to get into the account.

FabBakerGirlIsBack Mon 29-Jun-09 16:13:40

They would.

NorbertDentressangle Mon 29-Jun-09 16:14:16

Do you mean that emails being sent to you are being diverted elsewhere by a third party OR that emails you are sending are being diverted?

Miamla Mon 29-Jun-09 16:15:09

it would help if you told us what you thought was happening. do you suspect emails are being diverted away from your email address? in which case, Fred (random name of person who has set it up) would have needed to log onto your email account and set the forward up. what are you using? hotmail? gmail? outlook? is it possible that Fred did have access to your account?

FabBakerGirlIsBack Mon 29-Jun-09 16:20:01

I think emails I am sending are not arriving where they are meant too.

NorbertDentressangle Mon 29-Jun-09 16:23:51

Any chance the recipient has changed their email address or just doesn't use that email address any more?

I know I have at least 1 old email address out there that I never officially "closed" but just stopped using for whatever reason

PortAndLemon Mon 29-Jun-09 16:24:08

So you think that emails you are sending to are instead going to Or you think that emails you are sending to are just disappearing into the ether?

It would (almost certainly, depending on provider) be possible for someone with the account details for the address to set up rules that automatically forwarded all emails, or just those from fab@bakergirl, to Or to set up rules that just deleted them.

Do you think it's your emails in particular being targeted? Could you set up an alternative free email address and try emailng from that?

FabBakerGirlIsBack Mon 29-Jun-09 16:44:13

I have no idea tbh but I am giving up now.

They know where I am if they do want me.

I was just curious really.

Thanks. smile

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