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Windows 7: Email Address's List Security

25 Jul 2019   #1
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 
Email Address's List Security

Hi Folks, I use Gmail as my mail app but read & write messages using Thunderbird.
I got a spam mail, it was from my heating engineer,
I have never contacted or been contacted by him using email, I only use a non smart mobile/cell phone. How did I get a message using his full name but not from his email account?.
I am on Win7 Home Prem. 32bit running Windows Firewall & Avast free version.
I have never had any of my pc's attacked or having a virus as my surfing is not extensive.


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26 Jul 2019   #2
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi Sammy, Thanks for the info, well thought out.
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26 Jul 2019   #3
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't see what post you are referring to when you mention ":Sammy."

What I can tell you is that you can block a domain or email address in your gmail account settings. But your heating engineer would have to use a different email or domain.

There is malware that will steal the contacts list inside an email client, etc. So it's possible your heating engineer had their contacts list stolen and once that happens you'll get spammed, etc.
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26 Jul 2019   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

User "Sammy" is no longer a member here, due to breaches of forum rules, I would be very careful following any of their advice and especially any links
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26 Jul 2019   #5
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the heads up.

Perhaps just purging all of his posts is warranted?
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27 Jul 2019   #6
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F22 Simpilot View Post
Thanks for the heads up.

Perhaps just purging all of his posts is warranted?
From Roderunner also
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