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spam email from myself?

Postby Ilisidi » Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:21 am

today I received a spam message (offer for free medicine) from my own email address! When I clicked on "view source" option it seems to have come from some msn address plus some other email addresses.
Was my email hacked? What do I do now?
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Postby evasive » Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:53 am

add tojunkmail senders list and don't be bothered, your email address showing is just the label, not the actual sender address. If yournameis in anyone's email address book (it is) they may have been infected with a virus or spyware which in turn sends out bogus emails. Make sureyour virusscanner is up to date. Don't bindly open emails. That's all.
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Postby Ilisidi » Sun Jul 27, 2008 2:25 pm

Thanks, evasive.
I am very careful about opening emails, especially after my recent HDD meltdown which might have been caused by a virus, so this spam freaked me out a bit :)
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