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Windows 7: Someone else is using my same email address

26 Mar 2015   #1
Yaich

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Someone else is using my same email address

I have been using the same Windows Live email address since I got my computer in 2006. In the past few months I've been getting emails for a different person. I know her name but not how to contact her. I've been replying to the emails to notify the senders about the issue. Any ideas how someone else could register the same email address as mine?


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26 Mar 2015   #2
americancritic

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit SP1
 
 

Have you tried to track her by the IP address.
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26 Mar 2015   #3
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

I would not bother trying I would just block all the addresses that send to her, It's easy to do just click and put a checkmark on the email's and one of the options that appear is to block that email, I always treat unsolicited email's as spam and I don't reply to them
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26 Mar 2015   #4
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

There are many email address spoofers out there, so, as the previous poster advised, do not reply to or forward any such email.
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26 Mar 2015   #5
Yaich

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for your responses.
I am getting some junk email for her but some are legitimate emails like receipts for online purchases and a survey about a medical procedure she had.
I was wrong about the date that I established the email account. It was in 2009.
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26 Mar 2015   #6
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

it also could be that she knew your email address and used it for things she signed up to places or just made up an email address that happens to be yours.
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28 Mar 2015   #7
americancritic

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit SP1
 
 

Hello if your getting junk mail etc this will really help you go this this site.

Consumer Opt-out | NAI: Network Advertising Initiative
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29 Mar 2015   #8
Antirobo

XP Pro, Win7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yaich View Post
I have been using the same Windows Live email address since I got my computer in 2006. In the past few months I've been getting emails for a different person. I know her name but not how to contact her. I've been replying to the emails to notify the senders about the issue. Any ideas how someone else could register the same email address as mine?

Is there a profile associated with the (her) account? Can you log on as her and see it? Does the account require a password for logon? If so, change it.
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