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Erroneous "Mail System Error - Returned Mail" Msgs

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#1 thaler


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Posted 30 June 2015 - 10:28 AM

I use Outlook for my gmail.com account. About a month ago I began receiving numerous Mail Administrator Mail System Error - Returned Mail notices in my email account. They go to the Spam folder. None of these "returned" emails were sent by me, and none of the addressees are in my Contacts folder. Any ideas about how to stop this? Also, could this be an indication my account has been hacked?  Thanks.

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 10:54 AM

It is possible that your email has been hacked.
Do the messages show up in your Sent folder?

The other possibility is that your email address has been spoofed. This means the anyone in the world can send out spam using your address as the sender. You get the bounce messages because the address sent to does not exist and it is your email as the sender.

Spoofers generally don't use one address for very long. Unfortunately there is nothing that can be done to prevent the spoofing.

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