Yesterday, Stack Exchange sent me an email with the Developer Survey 2017 results. I am importing mail from various addresses, so it was only by chance I noticed it was sent to one of my older emails.

"Wait, this not the email I am using on SE".

I checked my profile, and yup, I changed my email address more than a month ago (In all communities, I have the same profile on all SE sites).

I know SE can send email to the new address as I received some other mail from the site about three weeks ago. So why is just this one email sent to an old address?

  • Are you sure it came from us? I wasn't aware of any email that was sent out about the results. As an aside, you do seem to still have your old email address set for notifications in your Preferences. – animuson Mar 25 '17 at 15:05
  • @animuson I think that is it, the notification address does indeed look like a different thing. Mystery solved. As for if the email is from you, the sender was "do-not-reply@stackoverflow.email" – Hohmannfan Mar 25 '17 at 15:35
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    Heh yeah, apparently you're not the only one. There's usually an internal announcement before emails like this go out so people aren't caught off guard. :P But there is another email going around from a third party who blogged about it who's been spamming some users. – animuson Mar 25 '17 at 15:39
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    I got this e-mail too. I just deleted it, but on further investigation it does appear to be virtually indistinguishable from a phishing e-mail. If it is really something that came from SO then I'm (more than) a bit disappointed. – ChrisF Mar 25 '17 at 16:35
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    I also got an email about the results. Can't say if it was real or fake. Email to my knowledge has never been made public on SO since I joined. My gravator for awhile was the leak variety but that's all I can recall – Ramhound Mar 25 '17 at 21:14

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