By Tami from Ojai, CA
I kept getting messages from a friends mail account and it was messages she did not send. I'm confused as to how this could happen.
I have been dealing with this all week. I signed up at Sally's Beauty Supply for their discount club. I purposely used a "dead" email address that I have not used in 3 years. Two days after signing up for the club card, me and all my friends/family have received SPAM emails. So be careful about giving out your email address. And when signing up for clubs that say they don't sell your address know that it is a bold faced lie. Especially with Sally's Beauty Supply.
This happened with many facebook members. Change you facebook and your email passwords.
It looks like someone has been using my account to send spam. I keep getting failure notices for mail (spam) that I didn't send. How do I stop this? Thanks.
Every computer has a signature to it. This helps your ISP to track down such people. So contact your ISP. They should be able to guide you in trying to solve your problem. It helped a lot with me, although occasionally I still get them. (01/12/2009)
I could have it filtered out with my ISP mail, but my ISP does not let me check the spam before it is deleted, and sometimes they mistake good emails for spam. So I asked them to take the filters off. But for several years I have not had a problem. I checked the headers once, and all the information they gave me there was that it was coming from someone "pretending" to be me. But I already knew that much. Oh, well, it only takes a minute to move them over into the JUNK file. (01/12/2009)
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