Boyfriend trouble

  geekygirl 22:21 03 Apr 2005

Wonder if you can help me. I have a private email address which I use solely for a dating site. My ex-boyfriend rang me last night and said he had received an email from me, which apparently contained spam, porn and pictures of me from "my pictures" folder. I told him I hadn't sent this email, but he insists I must've. The email has only gone to him, which I find strange but now he tells his sons have also got it (they have a hotmail account) he has a BT account and I have a freeserve account. My question is...........could this possibly happen? Do you think he's telling the truth? Thanks in advance xx

  Djohn 22:25 03 Apr 2005

I think he is probably playing a very cruel trick on you, but to be on the safe side, have you done a scan of your PC for virus/Trojans, and do you run a firewall?

  jack 22:31 03 Apr 2005

I'm an exboyfriend - lots of times and I would not play trick like that. I mean; a husband may come round and biff me.
But exboyfriends computers or exboyfriends new girl friend who happens to be a programer -well now thats is asking something - Hey is this a computer question?

  geekygirl 22:39 03 Apr 2005

Yes, I have scanned for virus, I have Windows firewall, done an ad-aware scan and nothing shows?? He says I must have a virus but if I had it would show up on the virus scan! ...........maybe he knows better! He said maybe it just picks people out with a certain letter of the alphabet!!? i.e. s for smith.
Yes, it is a serious computer question, honest. It got me so worried I never slept last night :(

  bof:) 22:40 03 Apr 2005

Hi geekygirl, I would have thought that the only way your ex and his kids could get an email from you was if you had their email address' in your contacts list/ address book.

I cannot see however how they could get pictures of you from your 'my pictures' folder.

Just follow Djohns instrucions and also remove (if you want to) all email address' you have for your ex and his kids from your address book / contact list.


  VoG II 22:41 03 Apr 2005

Blokes! What can you do?

  geekygirl 22:44 03 Apr 2005

His address is contained in my hotmail account only. Think it's a cruel joke?

  bof:) 22:44 03 Apr 2005

Geekygirl, has anyone else in your address book'contact list had anything from you that you didnt send yourself?

If not I wouldnt worry.


  geekygirl 22:46 03 Apr 2005

Nothing at all. I've rang people to ask cos I don't want them thinking I'm a pervert!

  bluesbrother 22:56 03 Apr 2005

Ask him to send you a copy. Bet he has deleted it.

  geekygirl 22:58 03 Apr 2005

He already has!

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