I have a mailbox set up that I access from several computers. Say that the mailbox is named "abcdindustries". The email currently associated with that is "firstname.lastname@example.org."
I want to add a new email address that is more generic, like "email@example.com" and send it to the same mailbox (since I have already set up my mail clients on several machines and devices to access it). I also want to continue to use the old email address.
My question is this: assuming I am not replying from the "firstname.lastname@example.org" email address, would people who email the "email@example.com" be able to see that the mailbox that it gets sent to is named "abcdindustries?" If they could see the mailbox name then they might guess the "firstname.lastname@example.org" email and start to litter that email address.
asked Sep 07 '12 at 09:34
Your mailbox name is not included in the headers of messages that you send, and under normal circumstances, people who send mail to you do not see the name of the mailbox targeted by the address.
The only exception that I can think of would be if our MX server was unable to hand off the message to the mailbox server for some reason, and bounced the message back to the sender. In that case, it's possible that the bounce message might contain your mailbox name, eg "abcdindustries@mailboxN.webfaction.com".
answered Sep 07 '12 at 11:15