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December 20th, 2005, 09:39 PM #1spam 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
December 20th, 2005, 10:35 PM #2
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- Des Moines, IA
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.
December 20th, 2005, 10:35 PM #3Originally Posted by Cursal
December 20th, 2005, 10:42 PM #4
Getting spam from yourself
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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.
December 20th, 2005, 10:45 PM #5Originally Posted by tim-store.com
December 20th, 2005, 11:49 PM #6
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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.The Best Forums
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December 21st, 2005, 12:32 AM #7Originally Posted by newaff
December 21st, 2005, 01:22 AM #8
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: email@example.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
December 21st, 2005, 10:44 PM #9
and don't forget, there's a virus or two that arrives to your mailbox as if from you
December 22nd, 2005, 01:03 AM #10
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