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Old 11-29-2015, 06:36 PM
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This is so aggravating - a spammer keeps sending me crap allegedly from my own email address, and I don't want to block my own email address. Is there a way I can find out the origin of these emails so I can block them? I get spam all day long from this POS, and I'm sick of it.
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Report it as spam, then report it to your email provider?
I get them too from time to time with an email service that's supposed to be one of the most secure out there.
I don't think anything is now days.
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I think you should just walk up to his door and knock, and when the door opens, say "I'm not donating to you, Bernie!!!!"...
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Report it as spam, then report it to your email provider?
I get them too from time to time with an email service that's supposed to be one of the most secure out there.
I don't think anything is now days.
I followed your advice and chatted with my ISP. He said my email was compromised and to change the Password. Duh. I feel so dumb, but I did it.
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I followed your advice and chatted with my ISP. He said my email was compromised and to change the Password. Duh. I feel so dumb, but I did it.
So now it's "IheartObama123"?...
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So now it's "IheartObama123"?...
Never!

I just received another spam email allegedly from my address, and this is after I changed the password and security questions. ARGH!
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By chance did you get some some Malware or Spamware on your computer? You may have to have a computer Geek look at it. We have had similar issues here at work.
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By chance did you get some some Malware or Spamware on your computer? You may have to have a computer Geek look at it. We have had similar issues here at work.
I was wondering the same thing. I have some software checks I can run.
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I followed your advice and chatted with my ISP. He said my email was compromised and to change the Password. Duh. I feel so dumb, but I did it.
There are two possibilities.

1. Somehow your e-mail has become compromised and they are sending you spam from your OWN e-mail address. Changing your password should fix this. While this is possible it's unlikely.

2. Spammers are spoofing your e-mail address to make it appear these e-mails are coming from your address when they they are actually coming from someplace else. This is far more common. To find where it is actually coming from, you need to check your e-mails FULL headers. Using the information there you can track the IP the e-mail came from and send an e-mail back to the ISP of the offending party.

Here is a good article about the issue.

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