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maggiemay
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:24 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Over the past couple of weeks I have been receiving large numbers of emails in one of my gmail accounts from the sender "me"

In almost all cases they say you may have trouble viewing this.... and then direct me to a link - I havent opened any only deleted them but am curious as to how/why I am receiving mail from "me" and any advice on how to prevent this would be welcome - I am getting about 10 a day.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I've noticed that too - emails from "me" (and with my email address) are turning up in my spam folder. IIRC someone here told me I might be getting spoofed.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:35 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I get them too, in my spam folder-- straight to delete

Edit: mine come from 189.107.30.159 Brazil (Belo Horizonte)

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maggiemay
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:35 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yastreb/Bill2

Do I need to be concerned or should I just carry on deleting and not worry?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:44 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

That's what I do Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:02 am Reply with quoteBack to top

There's nothing for you to do, whether there is something to worry about or not. The options are:

A phisher spoofing you
A phisher sending out all his mails from the same person they're to
A virus doing either of the above.

If it's the phisher spoofing then they'll dry up eventually. Look on it as a private shuttle service getting your address to more lads. If it's a virus then the traffic might become too heavy to cope with.

Either way there's nothing you can do about it.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:37 am Reply with quoteBack to top

i have found one to and this one says its got golden eggs for me
but im more interested in the goose that laid it Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:45 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I had one of those as well last week.
Just to be on the safe side I changed my password and secret question (which was a bit too obvious, frankly)
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:18 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Gothic wrote:

Just to be on the safe side I changed my password and secret question)


strange you say that about a week or 2 ago i had trouble signing in and even changeing my pass word lotta may remember i think i asked here for help and eventualy got to change it but it was strange at the time Question

but it was before i ever went in to and opened spam folders

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:08 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I get them by the ton into my spam folder ... they go straight into the bin, don't open them and never go to the link given!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:10 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Poop!.
If you have ever used your own identity or email address on the internet then you can be reasonably sure that someone will send spam or a phishing email to it.
Similarly, although my only published email address is [email protected] I receive all sorts of messages addressed to breddanbutwhatever @zongmail.com.
Shit happens.
Ignore it and move on.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:00 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I think it's just they just put "me" as the name of the user when they set up the account. You can put anything you want there.
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Gothic
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:49 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Yeah, I know, but the mail I received did look like it came from my own address. That's what's scary.
I get those "me" mails in my spam box by the truckload, that's not exactly worrying me.
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maggiemay
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:43 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thank you for all the replies - I am reassured and will continue to delete - by the truck load and increasing daily Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:42 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I get them all the time too, and so do my friends. Probably spoofed, using a script that fills the from: field the same as the to: address. Has nothing to do with hijacked email accounts.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:23 am Reply with quoteBack to top

You could reply and ask him what he want's Question

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:11 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I have noticed an increasingly large number of them as well. Royal pain in the backside.

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