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Misdirected email - have you got someone's misdirected email?

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18 May
3:02pm, 18 May 2020
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I use gmail and my "natural" name, so quite commonly get gmail for other "me"s around the world. I'm no "john smith" but I suppose my name isn't that uncommon. Every so often I have to politely reply because the email seems important - I've had lawyers sending house purchase documents to be e-signed (from the US), family photos distributed, and congratulations on my organ recital.

Today's is my favourite.

An order confirmation for my fish & chips delivery. Nothing hugely important or unexpected in the current climate. All seems quite legitmate, just a mis-typed email address, probably missing a middle initial or an abbreviated name.

Except for the fact it is from Vietnam's self styled "Best Fish & Chips in Saigon - if not Vietnam" - "the quintessential British Fish & Chips restaurant in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City." Who knew?
19 May
11:10am, 19 May 2020
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I’ve had a deliveroo email (I’ve never used deliveroo) about an order they couldn’t fulfil - the contents of the order were interesting or disturbing depending on how you looked at it :-O
I don’t have a common name though it seems I might share it with a student in Manchester!
19 May
11:25am, 19 May 2020
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Paul N
Other way around for me. My name isn't wildly common, but was second to the draw for the company email. There was a PaulN in Dublin who got the unaltered version, while I was stuck with PaulN1@xyz....

He was forever getting emails he shouldn't have, both commercially sensitive and "others". He did come in one Monday morning to a cache of photos involving a rugby match in Dublin, rickshaws and some overenthusiastic corporate hospitality.

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