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How secure are our e-m addresses?


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#1 MickinPlymouthUK

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 12:48 PM

Is it possible for somebody to pinch other peoples e-mail addresses and use them for themselves?
Reason I ask is because I got a spammy mail from my neices e-m address (@live.co.uk) but when I checked with her she said she hadn't sent it.

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#2 mute20

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 03:22 PM

Basically your nieces email/computer is probably compromised due to viruses on the computer they are using.

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 05:08 AM

Tell her to change her password and see if that stops it.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 03:38 AM

It's very easy to spoof email addresses, but as others have said when it's related to Live/Hotmail it's normally from an infection.

Have her to scan her PC.




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