teabag43 April 29, 2010 at 06:28:32 Specs: Windows XP, pentium 3
I received a e-mail from my son's hotmail account and so did my husband. There are no contacts in the hotmail account so if it was hacked the contact list is empty. I looked at the properties of the e-mail and it looked like it came from that account but my son did not send it. Has someone we know have his address listed in their mail and the e-mails have been sent out from their computer showing my son's address as the sender. At first I was going to have him change has password on hotmail but seeing that he has no contacts in hotmail I had a rethink. What if anything can be done. I thought of sending out an e-mail to family that has him listed to check their computers for a virus. Any ideas???
This is called Email address spoofing. This issue is nothing new. It's just one of the many dark side way of life on the internet that will never go away. Click on the link below and you will get about 133 million examples of what I am telling you.
The thing is the spoofer would have to have my husbands and my address. It is too much of a coincidence that we both received the false mail at our e-mail addresses. I figure that the sender had to have access to a contact list that had both of us listed. I said before my son had no contacts on his account. So where did the sender get our addresses.
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