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Author Topic: Spam was sent to me using my own email address???  (Read 559 times)

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Spam was sent to me using my own email address???
« on: September 27, 2010, 03:00:30 PM »
That's what it looks like. I just got some spam. Obviously, that's not the issue. The issue is, it was sent to me under my own email address, therefore going directly to my inbox instead of the spam filter. The only conclusion I can draw from this is that my account was hacked. I've changed my account's password, so I should be fine...

I'm just wondering if this is unusual in any way and if I should be concerned. Oh, it also mentioned cube in the subject line. =/

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Re: Spam was sent to me using my own email address???
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2010, 03:06:58 PM »
its normal 100% they just faked your email. its not that hard. my dad even gets it an he has never surfed the net 
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Re: Spam was sent to me using my own email address???
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2010, 05:26:31 PM »
its normal 100% they just faked your email. its not that hard. my dad even gets it an he has never surfed the net
Yeah, as mycat said, you will be fine, I can fake an email address easy. No issue there, just block yourself, problem solved, nothing will come through..

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Re: Spam was sent to me using my own email address???
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2010, 05:31:25 PM »
I also remberd that sites like halmark when you send a e-card to some one it will use your email instead of theres,  (email spoofing)
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Re: Spam was sent to me using my own email address???
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2010, 06:03:01 PM »
I send myself emails pretty often, so I can't block. =/ Oh well, thanks guys.

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Re: Spam was sent to me using my own email address???
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2010, 08:37:42 PM »
Same thing was just happening with my mum's email account.

I think it was all sorted out once she changed her password.


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Re: Spam was sent to me using my own email address???
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2010, 09:34:17 PM »
You can literally put anything in the sent from place even from other mail servers.

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Re: Spam was sent to me using my own email address???
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2010, 10:38:55 PM »
Create an account with gmail. Their spam filter is AMAZING

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Re: Spam was sent to me using my own email address???
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2010, 11:21:46 PM »
My email IS gmail. I thought I was the only one here who noticed how good it is. lol

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Re: Spam was sent to me using my own email address???
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2010, 11:31:22 PM »
Thats odd. I have never had a spam sneak through. EVER

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Re: Spam was sent to me using my own email address???
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2010, 11:39:39 PM »
Giggity, I can not stop look at the bouncing boobs

but wii, I also have gmail and get like 30 spam emails aday at my gmail. I do get the odd email spam to my self and it goes to spam odd
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Re: Spam was sent to me using my own email address???
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2010, 11:59:36 PM »
Thats odd. I have never had a spam sneak through. EVER
It's rare, but I've had a few go to my inbox. One of my other gmail accounts has been overflowing with spam and a good number of it goes to the inbox.

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Re: Spam was sent to me using my own email address???
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2010, 01:06:55 AM »
Well I cleaned out my trash the other day ( over 5000 emails in it ) and there was some from "blizzard". I got a little curious and set a filter. Of those 5000, 800 of them were from blizzard or some such variation claiming my account had been comprimised etc etc. Damn hackers must really want all my gold :D Not one of them made it into my inbox.

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Re: Spam was sent to me using my own email address???
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2010, 06:59:08 AM »
Yea, Spam is spam,

I got one message saying they would inlarge my "pen'd box"
but the best are the loans

but I started to use my hotmail more and more, and notice less spam with it
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