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Reciving other peoples email ??? (in my gmail)


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#1 GreekEnigma

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 12:31 PM

ok let me try explain
im not great with pcs at all, i have only one email address (gmail)
i dont have a smartphone so only access internet on a laptop
 
anyway lately ive been getting emails in my gmail that are NOT even addressed to me?????
also it says my account banned in the email? banned fromwhat?
 
also also i amlocated in the U.K

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 12:45 PM

GreekEnigma, I have removed the images from your post. Each of them contained email addresses. While they may not have been your email address, the do belong to someone else. It's not wise to post email addresses in a public place on the internet. Doing so can lead to more spam being received from those who troll the internet looking for addresses to send their junk to.

Now, to answer your question.

The most likey explanation is that a spammer has sent out mass spam to a lot of addresses which are similar to yours. They use BCC for all but one of the email addresses. BCC hides the other receipient addresses. If your address is in the BCC list you will get the mail.

The banned account email seems to also be spam. If you have never had an account set up with whatever site it says you were banned from then yes it is spam.

Any attachments in the mails could contain something that will infect your system or it could be phishing for personal information.

Simply delete the mails when you get them.




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