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I am getting spam from my email

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goelvivek

Right off the assembly line
I am getting spam from my email address. When I click on show detail I get Message Send From gmail and and in account name their is my email address from which it was send. I have changed my password two times how can I stop it.
 

gforce23

Rapacious eBayer
It's called spoofing an address and it happens all the time. The spam isn't really from your own account. If you were to read the message headers, you would see that the originating address is most likely from somewhere outside India (Russia, China or even Nigeria perhaps). Unfortunately, web based mail like Yahoo, Gmail and Hotmail do not make it easy to view the entire header.

THIS web page provides a better explanation. :)
 

krates

Be CoOl rAp RuLeZ !!!
i think you must be knowing everyone can send mails by your mail ....... by making a small mailer script using php ................. don't worry about it...
 

mrintech

Technomancer
Why are you taking Panic. It's just spoofing. Me too get many e-mails featuring Viagra and all adult products. And in from address my address is written

The only thing is that don't go to the sites using the links in that spoof e-mail ;)
 

Ishan

In the zone
They are sent by using telnet or smtp.... I dont know the steps exactly... But through that one can send mails to any one using any email address... And that to directly in inbox... But if IIS is not properly configured of the sender it comes as spam... This is possible because smtp does not checks the format of the sender email id... It takes is as string.... So you can receive mails through that from the addresses which dont even exists:) you can learn it to... Just google it... It happened with me few time back.. When i was not knowing all this... You can check my posts for that:)
 
Looks like you may have accidently registered to a culprit website. Or your frind or stranger is playing pranks with you using *ahem* site.
 

jrkraj

Broken In
It wasn't actually sent from you. It's called spoofing and it tricks a lot of people. Look at the extended header of the email and you will usually see your real sender. To be honest, any email service out there has the power to change the FROM address with a lil knowledge.

There are some great tips and advice located here:
http://www.cert.org/tech_tips/email_spoofing.html
on how to deal with spoofed email.
 
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