email address spoof

December 16, 2009 at 23:25:51
Specs: Windows XP
Appears my sbcglobal.net email address has
been spoofed - looks like everybody in my
contact list received an email with the link
http://monvoferi.com -- one person opened it and
it is a Canadian pharmacy selling Viagra. What
should I do?

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#1
December 17, 2009 at 17:09:14
Go onto Google and put in your email address. If it finds it then that is the reason you are getting this sort of stuff - the fix being to change your email address.

some other bloke...


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#2
December 19, 2009 at 08:24:20
I agree. There's nothing you can do to stop this. Change your email address, notify your Contacts and make sure you're running a good anti-virus program.

LIR


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#3
December 19, 2009 at 10:32:25
I also agree. When setting up new e-mail account, don't use something as simple as Kirstin@xxxyyyzzz.net. Opt for a hard to harvest email address like 987Kirstin654@xxxyyyzzz.net.

The article below should help you to better understand what I am talking about.

How do spammers harvest email addresses?

i_Xp/Vista/W7User


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#4
December 19, 2009 at 16:19:56
My #1 was based on experience (getting it wrong). In the late 90's I put my email address on the internet. It was all very cosy in those days but eventually the spammers found it and I was up to 120 junk emails per day.

And yes (see #3) my first and last names were part of the email address, with no figures. Boy, have we learned since then....

I changed my email address about 2 years ago and I've had no spam since.

some other bloke...


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