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receiving unwanted mail from my own emai

By europanorama ·
i received unwanted mail from my own emailadress: europanorama@excite.com how can i avoid others using my own adress. similar happend with yahoo but with other name in front of the adress: europanorama instead of michael przewrocki

it the caseof excitemail none of the both adresses have names in front.

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by Crake In reply to receiving unwanted mail f ...

First line of defense is to change your password. Also, you may have fallen victim to a listserv forwarding scam - one where a sender (usually fictional) urges people to forward a bogus message. Finally, you may want to scan any computers you've used to retrieve email - they might be infected.

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by europanorama In reply to receiving unwanted mail f ...

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by nikki96 In reply to receiving unwanted mail f ...

Also be aware that is it possible for a scammer / spammer to "spoof" your e-mail address as a return address and a reply-to address. There is no way to keep people from doing that. You can forward the mail to the abuse department at the respective mail hub (excite / yahoo) and let them know what happened. Sometimes they can trace the headers and find out who really sent the mail.

~Nikki~

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by gperrie In reply to receiving unwanted mail f ...

If you still have the message you can check the headers for the SMTP-originator. This should tell you where the message came from.

Unfortunately a new development in the world of SPAM is to spoof this field with the recipient address. This stops the spammers receiving any delivery failures, nasty replies etc. You can look for the route servers in the headers to get an idea where it came from but its a lot harder to track down the exact source.

If you do find the originator address, youshould be able to complain to the ISP.

Gavin

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