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Email Hacked

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posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 04:06 PM
I started getting messages from friends asking about an email I sent them.
It was how you could earn a bunch of money online.
They even referred to those people with my nicknames for them.

I did not send out those emails.

I am fairly tech savy,this is the first time anything like this has happened to me in the 15 plus years I have been on the internet.

I guess I need to delete that old msn account and start using my other accounts instead.

Anyone else run across this?

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 04:12 PM
it happens now and again its a msn thing ,u havent been hacked just change your password

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 04:26 PM
reply to post by dan928f1

Thanks,but that was the first thing I did.

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 05:04 PM
reply to post by kdog1982

Anyone else run across this?

Yes,last month my hotmail contacts were hacked sending them some spam. I couldn't figure out how to stop it. Fortunately hotmail fixed it quickly. I'm always careful of what mail I open but this one got by me. Devious bastards.

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 05:21 PM
reply to post by dezertdog

I'm with you,the only mail I open are from people I know,the rest goes to the junk file to be deleted everyday cause I get so many.

But,my wife was having trust issues with me,not because of ats of course

So she had me keep from clearing out my cookies and such and guess what happens.

I was laughing when she ask about the email sent to her from "me".

All I said was "I told you so"
I'll be sleeping on the couch tonight..

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 11:12 PM
Your email address could have been spoofed and no one has to hack your email box.

This can be done a number of ways like hacking into your WIFI signal or even your cable link if you use a cable Internet IP.

They could even have harvested your email addresses from some site you posted on like facebook.
or they may have got them for your computer due to a virus or keylogger.

Go to your email box and check your sent mail.
If the sent mail does not show the mail that you did not send then they got a spoofed massage that did not come from your email address.

One trick to sign your email is to have a signature line that is always at the bottom of all your email.

On Gmail you go to setting= Signature: and put in something like i have "copyrighted©GJE"
by the way i use the copyright so that if anyone does somehow hack my email and tries to publish them to the internet i can sue them in federal court because with the mark i have now copyrighted my email.

If the email from the climate change scientists that got hacked had this copyright signature we would be seeing very little of them on the internet and hearing about them from courts during copyright lawsuits.

This simple signature will tell you if someone is using your email address or spoofing it because the spoofed emails will not have the signature.

And your friends if warned will know that you did not send the Email without the signature.
edit on 3-1-2012 by ANNED because: (no reason given)

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