Attention Wildblue email: This is getting scary

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This morning I received an email not sent to me.  It was from someone I don't know directed to someone I don't know.  A complete disaster in terms of privacy.  Are my emails going to people I'm not sending them too.  C'mon mail people, get this fixed now.
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Robert Mach

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Old Labs

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Sounds like SPAM - was it trying to sell something, stock tips, etc?

The displayed To and From recipients on email messages are easily forged - you'd need to look at the actual headers of the message to determine whether actually addressed to you or not.        
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Robert Mach

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Here is the content and it was not trying to sell me anything;

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Old Labs

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Sounds pretty spammy to me (especially if there's a link or reply requested).

As noted look at the full headers to determine if it was actually addressed to you despite appearances (which can be deceiving). How to do that varies by what email client you're using.   
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Diana, Viasat Employee

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Hi Robert, There are many ways that this email was sent to you. As Old  Labs stated, it sounds like spam.  Please do not respond. If you'd like to send us a copy of it, send the entire email with the to and from to exedelistens@viasat.com.

Below are 2 links to help explain spam and phishing emails.
http://help.exede.net/articles/General/Protecting-your-email-from-spam
http://help.exede.net/articles/General/How-to-avoid-phishing-attacks-and-other-online-scams