wow, iri, i think you need to write a book. : )
I actually understand what you are saying. For the first time!
Note to self, go find Iri’s wiki articles.
It was a shocker, and I did send in a support request to dreamhost about losing and getting emails in wrong places. It makes sense though. It was my error, but like Chris said, it could be done to unsuspecting sites. Say, I take your site, and add it as a domain in my webid. Now, I looked at your site, and set up the emails…what happens then. I never did actually login before I changed the nameservers to properly point to dreamhost…but ??? Those emails were sent to my dreamhost account, but I was at the time hosting at another provider. Could I really intercept the emails?
Here is where my edit begins >> But, some of my emails from the other host provider after I initially added my site to dreamhost, but months before I actually changed the nameservers, these emails went to some of my clients who asked why the emails were going to them. Now, the best part is, I think we actually still have those emails on record and when they occured…exact times and dates.
these clients are not in my main account w/dreamhost, but another account. But, I think I had initially added my domain to their webid account. Hope this makes sense.