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Difference between recipient and addressee

Can these two words be used as an instead to each other?

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    Not really.

    The address is the person the message is meant for.

    The recipient is the person who actually receives the message.

    A message can be addressed to one person, but be received by someone else. So in this case, the addressee and recipient can be different people.

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