spam email virus!?!?!?!? getting "delivery failed" emails!!!

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  1. Bruised Lee

    Bruised Lee John Kune Do, puncher of faces

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    my brand new gmail account is now being used for spam i think. i now recieve emails that are sent back to me ("delivery failed" "returned mail") because i think spam is being sent out with MY email as the sender!!!!!!!!!!! wtf?!?!??! this happened with my hotmail account too. i feel like a site that i frequent is steeling my email and using it for spam with out me knowing.

    is this happening to anyone else?

    what can i do about this?

    please help thanks.
     
  2. DAN513

    DAN513 OT Supporter

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    Not much you can do about it. Someone either has you in their email contacts and has a virus that sends itself out as coming from another contact in their address book, and it just happens that you're that someone this time.
     
  3. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Anyone can send an email from any email address. Check the headers, it probably isn't actually coming from you.
     
  4. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    :werd: Nothing to worry about really. Just ignore the messages. Somebody is just sending them out as you, with your email as the return address.
     
  5. cmsurfer

    cmsurfer ºllllllº

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    We get tons of those at work. Noting you can really do... It's exactly what DAN513 said.
     

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