If you’ve been reading this blog you know that I sometimes post some errand e-mails that come my way. They’re not intended for me but nonetheless wind up in a rarely used account.
So there’s this “Erwin” guy that I get all his e-mails. For the longest time, I couldn’t figure out why I was getting all his messages but now I know. He’s inadvertently setup his e-mail client with my e-mail address. The weird thing is, he’s able to send e-mail from his own address because I always get the messages when people reply to him. So the thing I don’t understand is how he’s able to enter in my address in his client but be able to send messages with his own account. Geez, what if he’s actually using my address when he sends? Anyways, I rarely use this account so it’s no big deal.
The last e-mail I got that was intended for him was pretty interesting. He sent some instructions to his stockbroker. His broker replied but was nice enough to include the original message which included the dude’s full name, bank account number, bank address, and bank identifier code. Now, I don’t intend to do anything with this info nor could I really with this interesting yet non-actionable info. I do wonder, however, if it’s time to tell the dude what the hell is happening.
I know he knows something is wrong because every once in a while, I get “test” messages from people, probably because he’s trying to diagnose the problem. I can almost guarantee this guy is over 40 years old, if not older. No one our age would or could let this problem linger this long. Another sign that he’s old is that Google turns up nothing on his name.
What to do?