I tried to forward an email that landed in my Gmail account to a 3rd party (through the Gmail web interface); should be simple enough...
However, I check my own emails immediately afterwards, and I had received the forwarded email, back in my Gmail account.
The headers of this email are something like this:
MIME-Version: 1.0 Received: by 10.68.212.3 with HTTP; Fri, 25 May 2012 03:20:14 -0700 (PDT) In-Reply-To: <201205250719.q4P7JjHn009297@ast-m01.mail.aol.com> References: <201205250719.q4P7JjHn009297@ast-m01.mail.aol.com> Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 11:20:14 +0100 Delivered-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Message-ID: <CAGkfXuiZKGY9qut7Wu1m7F6pPLmoG9AbcvY3h6bfLLE+PQauSg@mail.gmail.com> Subject: Fwd: AOL Postmaster Support Request #97257 Update From: Me <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm puzzled.. the Delivered To header presumably means that the email was delivered to me (which it was) but why? The To header correctly shows my target.
Did I automatically get a copy of the email? Or have I (only) received the mail?
Update: I tried forwarding the email on to another account of mine. I received the forwarded email in the target account, but also received a copy back in my Gmail account.
Not sure why I get the unnecessary copy sent back to me, nor how to stop it.
I normally use Gmail through a client (Outlook/Thunderbird); I'll try forwarding via the client and see what happens.