email form my own address??

  ms6869 21:04 11 Dec 2008

Does anyone know how people send you email (JUNK) from your own address?

I seem to be getting an awful lot of this lately!


  ms6869 21:38 11 Dec 2008

Just found some earlier posts that suggest it is a common problem at the moment!

Has any one resolved it successfully though?

  tullie 22:06 11 Dec 2008

Sorry,dont have the problem.

  DieSse 22:25 11 Dec 2008

"Has any one resolved it successfully though?"

You can't actually resolve it.

If your email addy can be spoofed, it can always be spoofed. Only changing your address and canceling the spoofed one will give you any sort of respite.

(Spoofing - making it appear that an email has come from one address, whereas it has really come from another)

I have seen an issue with hotmail addresses, where a hotmail address really has been "stolen" by discovery of a users password. The answer to this particular issue is to change your password.

  chub_tor 22:36 11 Dec 2008

I use Mailwasher and use it to block emails from myself.

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