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    Spam question

    Wasn't sure where to post this, but I've been perusing the forums for some time now and thought some of the wise people here might have some helpful insight.

    A friend of mine recently received a spam email with my name as the sender, but it did not appear to actually be sent from my email address. Any idea how this may have happened, and if there's anything I can do to stop it if it's not my actual email account?

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    The only thing you can do is report it to gmail, hotmail or wherever the e-mail came from

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    Honestly, there is little that can be done in a lot of instances. Anyone can use a pop3 email account and send an email with a fake (or yours) reply to email address. There are also spam tools that can be used to send spam mails to people. I remember playing with some years ago and dumping 1000+ emails into someones inbox in a matter of seconds. And the emails did not show as being sent by me.


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    I would definitely change the accounts password.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frederuco View Post
    honestly, there is little that can be done in a lot of instances. Anyone can use a pop3 email account and send an email with a fake (or yours) reply to email address. There are also spam tools that can be used to send spam mails to people. I remember playing with some years ago and dumping 1000+ emails into someones inbox in a matter of seconds. And the emails did not show as being sent by me.
    spammer.....
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    I've had my email hacked once before, in which case the emails were sent out from my actual account. I just found it odd that in this instance, it was using my name but not my actual email address (at least not apparently). I'll change my passwords (begrudgingly). Thanks for the input!

 

 

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