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June 22, 2012, 03:34:44 AM
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instead of "address" i sent to "xx address"  Cry
will i see the money back or its gone for good?

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June 22, 2012, 03:36:32 AM
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Did the client allow the address through? A misspelled address will sometimes be stopped by the client.
If not, it is gone for good.

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June 22, 2012, 03:47:34 AM
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Status: 1/unconfirmed
Date: 6/22/2012 06:05
To: xx 1D6o8d7w38nNDPwWoaa2dbesjKWxhu62HR
Debit: -3.50 BTC
Transaction fee: -0.0005 BTC
Net amount: -3.5005 BTC
Transaction ID: a71e0d7c65e5a3f2b9fdddecfcc56234cad1a819789807f392717f1a3d8cc475

this is the transaction information when i double click, if it helps
thanks for the answer

I was certain I put the x'es as the label, maybe thats what really happened and im just too impatient
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June 22, 2012, 03:53:44 AM
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The coins are safely sent to 1D6o8d7w38nNDPwWoaa2dbesjKWxhu62HR .
The xx's are just probably the label.

See: http://blockchain.info/address/1D6o8d7w38nNDPwWoaa2dbesjKWxhu62HR

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June 22, 2012, 03:56:21 AM
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thank you for the quick response, its a relief  Grin
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June 22, 2012, 03:58:06 AM
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No problems, always glad to help.  Wink

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June 22, 2012, 04:21:24 AM
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In the standard client, if you enter an invalid address, the payment will refuse to send, and the address in question will be highlighted in red. Since bitcoin addresses include a checksum, the chance of a misspelled address being accepted as valid is about 4 billion to one against, so this isn't something you should worry about. Additionally, the standard client will autocorrect the easily confused characters 0,O,I,l to the correct o and 1. (In case you didn't know, the former characters are not valid in Bitcoin addresses, precisely to avoid accidental confusion with the latter characters).

If you only misspelled the label, it's no problem, as the label only adds the address to your address book (it is not sent as part of the transaction), and you can rename addresses in your address book at any time.

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June 22, 2012, 06:06:37 AM
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Even though I know the client will catch basic mistakes, I'm still a little nervous whenever I enter an address.  I send straight from website to website a lot, bypassing the client.  I don't trust the web forms as much as the client.

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June 22, 2012, 01:29:12 PM
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Thanks for explaining that Foxpup. I was wondering the same, so I always just emailed the address from my Mac to the other comp I keep my wallet on. Great info to know.

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