Hello friend. My name is XXXXX XXXXX welcome to JustAnswer. Please note: (1) this is general information only, not legal advice, and, (2) there may be a slight
delay between your follow ups and my replies.
The second the email hits one's inbox, it is their property
completely and 100%. Even if the email was sent to you else by mistake, it is still "yours."
This is very much akin to an envelope being addressed to you but having a letter for someone else. That is the sender's mistake, but you take possession
of the letter and it is yours.
There is no legal obligation of someone to let the sender know of the mistake, although many receivers do.
The email (or letter) is free to be shared/replicated by the receiver within reason
provided that it does not cause invasion of privacy (see here
) which may be cause for a civil suit by a sender.
The email cannot bind someone to take action (forwarding it, or, otherwise).
I hope this helps and clarifies. Good luck.
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