Email sent to client was delivered to me

Operating System & Version
CentOS 7.9.2009 virtuozzo
cPanel & WHM Version
100.0.7

GoWilkes

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Here's a weird one... I have a hosting client, and they've been a client for 10+ years.

Today, I received an email from a Yahoo address (Ymail) that has the client's name, but my email!

Client Name <[email protected]_domain.com>

It's a real email for them, not spam. The X-headers show:

X-Mailer: WebService/1.1.19615 YahooMailIosMobile
Content-Length: 903
X-Spam-Status: No, score=0.6
X-Spam-Score: 6
X-Spam-Bar: /
X-Ham-Report: Spam detection software, running on the system "server_name.my_domain.com", has NOT identified this incoming email as spam.


I've never corresponded with the email sender, so I can't imagine that they somehow accidentally have my email in their contacts under the client's name. And what a weird coincidence it would be if they did!

Any other suggestions on how this could have happened, though? I haven't made any major changes on the server in the last several months, other than automated updates.
 

GoWilkes

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The email definitely reads legit, it addresses people by name and uses localized slang. But it originated from Ymail, so I'm not sure how to track it backwards.