Hotmail Query

  baldyx 21:09 03 Mar 2008
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I had an e-mail sent to me on my Hotmail e-mail address but the sender was actually my own e-mail adress !!
I know I did not send the e-mail to myself. The content of this e-mail was obviously
unsolicited or undesired .

Does this mean someone has hijacked my e-mail address?
How do I prevent this reoccuring?
In Hotmail I have reported this e-mail as a Phishing Scam.
Thanks.

  Fried~Chips 01:04 04 Mar 2008

just to be on the safe side. Not much can be done.

  Jak_1 01:13 04 Mar 2008

It's spam, just delete it. There is little you can do to prevent this.

  AubreyS 07:59 04 Mar 2008

If you've not already deleted it, try selecting it as "spam" and then send yourself an email. See what happens.

  TonyW2 09:16 04 Mar 2008

Any suggestions as to "why" this could have happened?

  David4637 09:42 04 Mar 2008

Always you a mixed username eg Bloggs68745, this reduces likely spam, I dont get ANY spam from hotmail and have been with them for 6 years or so. David

  David4637 09:45 04 Mar 2008

Apologies - should have said the email address should be of this order eg [email protected], not the username. David

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