Point the obvious out to me in this email

Nov 20, 2009
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Yesterday I received an email on one of my Google Gmail accounts. It is setup in Thunderbird as an IMAP account. I have [tried to] replace the actual email address with a MYGMAILADDR and hopefully I didn't forget something in order to maintain privacy. If it is obvious that I failed on this front then please let the moderator know to edit/remove accordingly.

Now, I do buy stuff from Amazon. I do have a handful of Gmail accounts. But I have never used any Gmail email accounts with Amazon. Worse yet is that when I log into Gmail via the web browser this email isn't found. I checked the trash, the spam folder, etc., and it isn't available on the online account. My IMAP server settings are to leave email there for five days, so it should have been removed until the 7th of this month.

So, how does an email originate from Amazon, know to go to a Gmail account that I've never used with Amazon (1st suspicion trigger alert), let alone not be in the Gmail Inbox online? Here is the email header information:

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From - Tue Oct  2 12:27:04 2018
X-MYGMAILADDR-Key: MYGMAILADDR32
X-UIDL: GmailId1663521665f176db
X-Mozilla-Status: 0000
X-Mozilla-Status2: 00000000
X-Mozilla-Keys:                                                                                 
Delivered-To: MYGMAILADDR@gmail.com
Received: by 2002:adf:e78f:0:0:0:0:0 with SMTP id n15-v6csp6196433wrm;
        Tue, 2 Oct 2018 07:14:33 -0700 (PDT)
X-Google-Smtp-Source: ACcGV61UsChzHwxEbH2cY5ZnfflmhUs1Jki/HkvdYdvnUnk9J4ngXdXEIg8tEBDwyL8zsDDnCYUR
X-Received: by 2002:a37:ccd5:: with SMTP id n82-v6mr11821305qkl.16.1538489673567;
        Tue, 02 Oct 2018 07:14:33 -0700 (PDT)
ARC-Seal: i=1; a=rsa-sha256; t=1538489673; cv=none;
        d=google.com; s=arc-20160816;
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ARC-Authentication-Results: i=1; mx.google.com;
       dkim=pass header.i=@amazon.com header.s=eaxkvsyelrnxjh4cicqyjjmtjpetuwjx header.b=WFi5BQjF;
       dkim=pass header.i=@amazonses.com header.s=ug7nbtf4gccmlpwj322ax3p6ow6yfsug header.b=cyMhOa5r;
       spf=pass (google.com: domain of 20181002141432d11ab8a12f014302a106dd7dc750p0na@bounces.amazon.com designates 54.240.13.80 as permitted sender) smtp.mailfrom=20181002141432d11ab8a12f014302a106dd7dc750p0na@bounces.amazon.com;
       dmarc=pass (p=QUARANTINE sp=QUARANTINE dis=NONE) header.from=amazon.com
Return-Path: <20181002141432d11ab8a12f014302a106dd7dc750p0na@bounces.amazon.com>
Received: from a13-80.smtp-out.amazonses.com (a13-80.smtp-out.amazonses.com. [54.240.13.80])
        by mx.google.com with ESMTPS id q16-v6si248002qtn.295.2018.10.02.07.14.33
        for <MYGMAILADDR@gmail.com>
        (version=TLS1_2 cipher=ECDHE-RSA-AES128-SHA bits=128/128);
        Tue, 02 Oct 2018 07:14:33 -0700 (PDT)
Received-SPF: pass (google.com: domain of 20181002141432d11ab8a12f014302a106dd7dc750p0na@bounces.amazon.com designates 54.240.13.80 as permitted sender) client-ip=54.240.13.80;
Authentication-Results: mx.google.com;
       dkim=pass header.i=@amazon.com header.s=eaxkvsyelrnxjh4cicqyjjmtjpetuwjx header.b=WFi5BQjF;
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       dmarc=pass (p=QUARANTINE sp=QUARANTINE dis=NONE) header.from=amazon.com
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    s=eaxkvsyelrnxjh4cicqyjjmtjpetuwjx; d=amazon.com; t=1538489672;
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From: Amazon <no-reply@amazon.com>
Reply-To: Amazon <NqsXu_no_reply@amazon.com>
To: MYGMAILADDR@gmail.com
Message-ID: <010001663521643a-95030eec-b31e-49ce-8dbc-2a3cb48bc828-000000@email.amazonses.com>
Subject: Amazon wants you to see this item at Amazon.com
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
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X-AMAZON-MAIL-RELAY-TYPE: notification
Bounces-to: 20181002141432d11ab8a12f014302a106dd7dc750p0na@bounces.amazon.com
X-AMAZON-METADATA: CA=C8HYYFBED0G5T
X-Original-MessageID: <urn.rtn.msg.20181002141432d11ab8a12f014302a106dd7dc750p0na@1538489672665.rtn-svc-na-back-m4l1a-9a1d41cd.us-east-1.amazon.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2018 14:14:32 +0000
X-SES-Outgoing: 2018.10.02-54.240.13.80
Feedback-ID: 1.us-east-1.ZHcGJK6s+x+i9lRHKog4RW3tECwWIf1xzTYCZyUaiec=:AmazonSES

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sourceninja

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That came from amazonses, which is the AWS email delivery service. It could be from anyone who uses AWS. So probably some strange phishing attempt.
 
Nov 20, 2009
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Still, this doesn't explain why when I logged into Gmail's website yesterday this specific email wasn't there. Does Gmail remove delivered email if it later decides it was a mass spam or phishing attempt?
 

Plar

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I would seriously think about creating a new mail. You keep all levels of protection, but it remains unsafe for you.