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Old 01-18-2012, 02:27 PM   #1
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I have been receiving junk emails, concerning job vacancies, from myself (ie from my identical email address).

Is there any way I can put a stop to this without changing my address which is used by many contacts, both personal and business?

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Old 01-19-2012, 05:40 AM   #2
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If the address is identical, then probably someone got access to your account.

You should check your computer for spyware with a tool like SuperAntiSpyware and then, after it is secure, change the mail account's password and security questions.

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  • Look at the 'person's' name. When looking at your mail, look closely at the person or robot's 'name'. Most spam is named with a first name and a last name, i.e. Morgan Freeman, Taylor McJessie. Do you recognize the name? If not, it's probably spam. Remember that most message users use nicknames.
  • Look at the time it was sent. Most spam is sent between midnight and 4:00am.
  • Look at the file size. Almost all spam will be 3KB. Most spam will contain a small sentence like "Hey, I'm Victoria, wanna date," and include a link to a webpage. At the end of the link, will be a mix of random letters. Do not click the link.
  • If you've done the above three things and still aren't sure, click on the message. Clicking on the message will not harm anything, but if there's a link, do not click it!
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