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    Question spam from myself??
    Ok I have read that people have been getting spam with the from address being their own.

    How can I stop this from happing?
    I've had one or 2 in the past, but now it is getting out of control.

    Any help with this would be greatly appreciated

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    One possibility is that someone hacked your email program and is sending spam in your name. Maybe it's time to change the password just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cursal
    Ok I have read that people have been getting spam with the from address being their own.

    How can I stop this from happing?
    I've had one or 2 in the past, but now it is getting out of control.

    Any help with this would be greatly appreciated

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    I get hundreds a weekapparantly from myself ... makes me crazy, too.
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    Getting spam from yourself
    This is a common tactic by spammers, who simply want to make you curious about getting an email 'from yourself.'

    I solved the issue by simply adding my own email address to my own spam filters -- after all, I don't send email to myself, so why not block myself? Since I control my own domains, I also added each of my domains to my own spam blacklist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim-store.com
    This is a common tactic by spammers, who simply want to make you curious about getting an email 'from yourself.'

    I solved the issue by simply adding my own email address to my own spam filters -- after all, I don't send email to myself, so why not block myself? Since I control my own domains, I also added each of my domains to my own spam blacklist.
    Good idea but I send stuff to myself sometimes as a reminder to do something. I certainly don't click on stuff I know I didn't send however. Damn spammers ...
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    Yes, this is a technique spammers have been using.
    If you have many email addresses, it becomes worse.
    The problem is compunded further when you have a catch-all email ID at mymail @ mydomain.com The real smart ones would try all possible combinations before your domain name and you will start getting thousands of spam.

    I don't think you can do much here other than updating your email filters or may be you can try forwarding a copy of all the emails to a web-based free email Id and then go online and delete all the junk mails, then download them to your computer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by newaff
    Yes, this is a technique spammers have been using.
    If you have many email addresses, it becomes worse.
    The problem is compunded further when you have a catch-all email ID at mymail @ mydomain.com The real smart ones would try all possible combinations before your domain name and you will start getting thousands of spam.

    I don't think you can do much here other than updating your email filters or may be you can try forwarding a copy of all the emails to a web-based free email Id and then go online and delete all the junk mails, then download them to your computer.
    What stops a lot of it is blocking all email addresses except one (or however many you need) at your domain so the emails are just bounced back. Helps a lot, especially with the virus emails.
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    I have set up bounces and blackholes on my email accounts,

    I do sent stuff to myself as a testing method for certin scripts, programs, etc, but I had though of that, good to see others thinking the same.

    I don't leave my email anywhere in the following format: mail@mysite.com

    I use php forms for people to contact me via my site(s)

    But those bastards keep getting in.

    Any other ideas?

    Thanks for the replies so far
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    and don't forget, there's a virus or two that arrives to your mailbox as if from you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herb ԿԬ
    and don't forget, there's a virus or two that arrives to your mailbox as if from you
    Yes, those spammers are thoughtful like that
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