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Spammer Using My Email

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#1 tinkerbell74


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Posted 20 June 2006 - 11:45 AM

I recevied an email frommyself the other day, but I didn't send it. It was my email address in the to and from lines; it ended up in my Bulk folder since it was spam. I sent a not to my ISP and they said to look for info on line (nice help). So how can I stop someone from using my email to send Spam? Thank-you!

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#2 medab1


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Posted 20 June 2006 - 12:50 PM

A virus can search the address book & send emails using your address.
Either you or someone with your address in their address book is infected with a virus that does this.
Run a scan on your computer.
Contact anyone you know that might have your address in their address book & suggest they run a virus scan too.

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Learn to use Google Search.  :busy:

Make full system images to restore to if your computer goes bonkers.

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 09:27 PM

There's been a flood of these at work. Imagine a mailing list of tens of thousands of employees :thumbsup:
Don't look. Delete ASAP.

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