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Windows 7: E-mail security compromised?


30 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
E-mail security compromised?

Should this thread be here or in system security?

I only use the web-mail interface for my e-mail provider (gmx.com).

I sent 2 e-mails before my last log out.

Upon logging in again I have 2 mailer daemon return notifications, these are for completely different address to the ones I used. These address' are unknown to me and there is nothing associated with them in my sent items.

It's as if someone has been into my e-mail, sent some mail and then deleted them from the sent items and trash. Any Ideas?


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30 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sub Styler View Post
Should this thread be here or in system security?

I only use the web-mail interface for my e-mail provider (gmx.com).

I sent 2 e-mails before my last log out.

Upon logging in again I have 2 mailer daemon return notifications, these are for completely different address to the ones I used. These address' are unknown to me and there is nothing associated with them in my sent items.

It's as if someone has been into my e-mail, sent some mail and then deleted them from the sent items and trash. Any Ideas?
Sub Styler, you are the victim of one of those bots that sends out email spoofing your email address. Happens all the time and most people get used to it and just delete them.
But as a precaution, you might change your password to a complicated one so that if your email password was compromised, then they would stop if your email had been compromised but I doubt that..

I have an email address that has been around since the late 1980's and every now and then a bot gets ahold of it and I get quite a few bounces. I get used to it and just delete them.

Rich
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30 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks rich, Password is pretty secure, I wish mailservers wouldn't allow outgoing without password or allow outgoing with wrong domain etc. But i suppose people could just set up their own allowing this.
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