I logged on to my Gmail account this
morning, and found that the vacation setting
was on. I thought this was strange, as I
hadn't set it, so I opened the settings and
found that it was set to send some dodgy
mail to anyone who wrote to me, inviting
them to meet online and sending a link to
some pics (obviously, I didn't click this link).
Then I checked my sent messages to see
how many people it had been sent to, and
found that not only had it been sent to people
who wrote to me during the night, but also
that a different mail had been sent to a whole
list of people whose addresses were all very
pers-(then some letters and
The mail said only "heyy, i think we can fill
each others ad :)" - with no link. One person
actually replied to this wanting to meet up!!!
The subjects headings were replies, like "Re:
Fun witty guy Looking - 26 (Central Point)" or
"Re: anyone real? - 19", suggesting that they
might be replies to dating posts.
I do not look at Craigslist.org, and have not
looked at any dating posts anywhere.
How has this happened from my email
address, and how safe am I now? It seems
to be back to normal now.....
Thanks for any advice you can give.