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    Spam

    Ive been getting a few spam emails in my hotmail account from admin (at) viagra (dot) com. This is not really a problem, I just delete them straight away. But today I got a delivery failure notification from postmaster (at) hotmail (dot) com, saying I sent an email related to admin (at) viagra (which I didnt). Has my hotmail account or the postmaster address been spoofed? Or are the spammers putting my address in the 'from' field so i receive bouncebacks? I have only received 1 delivery failure, so I guess my account isnt compromised (??) or Id be getting thousands.

    Also, the (random) address I supposedly emailed is very similar to my own, and the timestamps show that I sent this email in the same minute as I received one with the same topic title.

    Are they just trying to trick me into opening attachments, or is my email account being abused?

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    Re: Spam

    Same thing happened to me. I just put them in the junk folder and deleted them.

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    Re: Spam

    Quote Originally Posted by Jingles762 View Post
    Has my hotmail account or the postmaster address been spoofed? Or are the spammers putting my address in the 'from' field so i receive bouncebacks?
    Yeah, something like that.

    I was recieving hundreds of those email every day at one point. eventually died out when they moved onto using someone elses address.

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    Re: Spam

    so will it get worse?

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    Re: Spam

    Perhaps, but it might not.

    Helpfull aren't i

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    Re: Spam

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    Perhaps, but it might not.

    Helpfull aren't i
    Very much so lol Just wandering how they got hold of my address? Atm only got that kinda email one a week.

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    Re: Spam

    hotmail is a favourite for spoofing - you have probably just been unlucky - but it is impossible to say if you will get more or not - presumably all the other spammed adresses that purported to come from you were all delivered successfully - it was the one that wasn't that triggered the bounce back.
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    Re: Spam

    So these spoof email could be sent to my contacts?

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