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I have recently recieved a spam from myself. At least my address is in the "from" field. A header search (Hotmail/Outlook) showed that the origin was a Russian pharmacy (disturbingly, the Google search page entry showed an all-green WOT score; going to WOT's site showed uniform "very poor" ratings. WOT is spoofed?).

 

A search indicates this self-spamming is not unknown; it is evidently a form of spoofing. The problem is, of course, that if I block the site, I am also blocking myself (Am I right?). Sort of a paradoxical, standing between mirrors sort of thing. Most of the online comments essentially say "live with it -- just delete and get on with your life". I suppose that I can do this, but it is not a very elegant solution. Is there a bett answer?

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Hello poru

The first thing to do is change the password for your e mail account as it may have been compromised.

Once you have changed the password, monitor your e maail to see if there are any more spammings. If it continues after changing the password, let me know and we'll take a closer look :)

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  • 2 weeks later...

Sorry for the delay -- I wanted to make sure. Everything seems normal; just the regular old spam (Outlook's filter just doesn't seem as good as the old Hotmail). I did change the password as you suggested. Thanks for the help!

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Outlook's filter just doesn't seem as good as the old Hotmail

I agree :)

 

So long as you are no longer sending spam to your own account, that sounds like job done :hammer:

 

If not, you know where to find us.

 

Best wishes

 

JonTom

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