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How can someone use my email address to send me or others junk/spam emails?


A few months ago, I had a friend tell me that she was constantly receiving junk emails with my address as the sender. I figured that those spammers were using my email as their name to get people to open their emails. However, I started getting emails from spammers with my own address. As I move them to my block list, I go through confirmation before actually blocking them. Lo and behold, my email is not only used as a sender's name but has actually been used as the incoming email address. How can this be? And, what can I do about it? I don't want my real emails being blocked from clients.

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Best Answer P. Thorpe Christiansen (duffsmom) says

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    Abby Campbell 3 years ago

    Thank you, duffsmom. I would have never thought it was a virus because I have a pretty good anti-virus program. I don't understand how my email list would be hijacked, but I do use MailChimp and Outlook... just never know. :(


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Abby Campbell says

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LindaSmith1 says

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    Abby Campbell 3 years ago

    Hi LindaSmith1. No, I haven't signed up for any sites like that that I know of. But, then again... certain signup lists for other things can sign one up unknowingly and without permission. It's so frustrating! Thanks for your comment.


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