Hacked
mgillies1
Newbie

  So how could someone get my contact list and send an email seemingly from me. I do not quite no what to do about this.  I checked my computer logs and it does not appear to have come from my computer.  I am very careful about entering emails and sending forwards.

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Re: Hacked
tns
Master - Level 2

Possibly they got it from one of the persons you sent a message to.

Considering always using BCC (blind cc) whenever sending a message to many people.

As far as sending a message seemingly from you that is trivial to do.  The smtp protocol does not authenticate who you say you are.

Re: Hacked
somegirl
Champion - Level 3

@mgillies1 wrote:

  So how could someone get my contact list and send an email seemingly from me. I do not quite no what to do about this.  I checked my computer logs and it does not appear to have come from my computer.  I am very careful about entering emails and sending forwards.


Any time you think your account might have been compromised, it's a good idea to change your password and secret question/answer to something new and complex, and run a virus scan.