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Windows 7: Spam...From: me.....To: me???

24 Jul 2010   #1
Anak

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Spam...From: me.....To: me???

Right now I am waiting to hear from Google on how a spammer can use my address to email me spam.
It shows up in my spam box.....From: me, is that a lucky accident or was it designed that way?

I'm thinking I have been Botted somehow, but I run daily scans, and nothing bad shows up on my machine.


Does anyone have insight on this?


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24 Jul 2010   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Dont get alarmed. "From-spoofing" is very common. Here are a couple of links you can go through.

Why am I getting spam from myself?

Save Yourself From "Yourself": Stop Spam From Your Own Address | LuxSci FYI
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24 Jul 2010   #3
Anak

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Thank You for the links Bill2.

Looks like I have some reading to do...I'll get back to you, here.


Thanks again....
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24 Jul 2010   #4
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Well it looks like there isn't much a user can do.

Even if governments enact legislation or ISP's require IP to IP
Borrowed from: Why am I getting spam from myself?
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One day someone will invent a requirement that IP addresses are required to send email. That should take care of it - only being able to send emails from IP to IP.
The spammers will find a way.

I don't even think if the ISP's charge 1 or 2˘ for emails it will bother them.
Even at that rate the general public will howl.

With your other link it sounds like you can pay to have someone else filter all the junk, and only let legitimate emails through.

I did implement their one tip by making sure I didn't have my address in my contacts list.

Just hav'ta grin an bare it, and be ever vigilant.
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24 Jul 2010   #5
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

This can also happen if your address was used to send spam, and the mail bounces. You'll get mail delivery failure emails. Obviously you never sent any, but you'll get Mailer Daemon failure "returns" because they came form your address, or so it seems anyway. That usually won't last long as they quickly move on to another spoofed address. A Guy
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24 Jul 2010   #6
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Mailer Daemon.... Its been a while since I've seen that term. If I remember correctly a few years back when I mis-typed an address, and it bounced back.
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24 Jul 2010   #7
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
...It shows up in my spam box.....From: me...
I remember the first time that happened to me. Talk about a freak-out...
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