email reply comes back as FW: Why?

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Sun, 02-24-2013 - 12:20pm

I met this guy at my job that I had 5 yrs ago but since then I resigned and he left.  We dated after that and now we both still work in the same industry and our employers are clients of each other.  I worked with him on one project and since then we've been just emailing.  So Friday he emailed me a pic of his son and then I sent him one of my newest niece since I have no kids.  He replied with my niece's pic attached still and it said FW: for "Forward" insteadof the "Re:"  Did he forward my niece's pic to someone?  why did it say FW:?   thanks.

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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 9:58pm

Am I the only one who's confused here?  Do you two have this much trouble discussing other things?  No one here knows why he did what he did, we're a lot more familiar with questions about affairs and recovering from them.  I personally know I have accidentally sent e-mails to the wrong person by typing in the wrong name....that and worse.  ASK HIM, how else can you possibly get an answer to this?  Sorry, I just don't understand this any more than I could know why he picked a red tie this morning.

 

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Thu, 02-28-2013 - 12:04pm

the thread is going nowhere because you didn't do the one thing that would have made this post unnecessary: ask him why it was forwarded.  We dont' live in his head, so we don't know. Only he knows why his email said that.  You need to quit being so afraid and intimidated by him and just ask.

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 8:16pm

I"m sorry for assuming that :-(  but you seem stressed by the way you spoke to me before.  This thread is going nowhere......  but you have to admit I'm right about how email programs will not let people send an email with  no recipient so my friend obviously had to re-type it in or copy and paste......

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 7:11pm

Haha!  Sorry to burst your bubble of being an aspiring psychic who seems to know so much about me.  I am happily married.  Travel a lot for work and these boards keep me entertained when I am stuck in a hotel room.

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 6:41pm

if he clicked on forward instead of reply then he would've realized his mistake when the field for TO: was empty.  All email programs will never let you send an email without typing in the recipient.  He literally made an effort to type in my email.  He probably just blind carbon copied himself - who knows why.  And I can't think of a reason to send a baby pic to someone unless you think he or she is cute!!!  I guess you didn't get my sense of humor.  Also, you sound a little too on edge - calm down.  If you're single like I am, just think you don't need a man to make you happy.  You can be happy without men.  Usually women who snap and make remarks like you did are sad they are alone and take it out on other people for no reason.

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Sun, 02-24-2013 - 10:52pm

Argh!  Even I am a woman sometimes I don't understand the convoluted women's logic.  Why would he be embarrased if you simply ask:  Your email showed "fwd" instead of "reply".  Did you accidentally forward my message to someone else?

Where did you get the crazy idea that he thinks your niece should be a Gerber model?

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Sun, 02-24-2013 - 8:27pm

Did he think my niece is so beautiful that she can be a Gerber baby or model for commercials?  If I ask him, he will get embarassed and so will I for putting it out there.  He's gonna think I'm weird for asking him.

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Sun, 02-24-2013 - 12:44pm

Instead of posting multiple message around, why don't you just ask him?  Step one to understanding men - ASK a question.