Own email address

  DAKAR 17:41 28 Aug 10
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Hi all
My wife is concerned with the email messages she is getting from her own email address on her computer Hope this makes sense, she is having to delete these without opening them and wondered how this happens
Any Ideas how to stop these
Regards
Dakar

  Woolwell 17:45 28 Aug 10

They are almost certainly spam generated with spoof headings (ie from someone else using the address as cover). There is not a lot you can do about it except change e-mail address. If hotmail change password asap. The other thing to do is check for malware as it is possible that it is malware creating these.

  Graphicool1 18:11 28 Aug 10

You or your wife have only 3 choices. The most drastic is to change your email. I say most drastic because you could be forever changing your email!

Two enter your own email address in a spam blocker.

Or three, redirect them straight to the 'Deleted Items' box. Which is what I do. I've been getting these for a few years now.

I'm afraid that this is the price you/I pay for shopping on line.

  Graphicool1 18:13 28 Aug 10

...and/or registering for programmes.

  DAKAR 18:41 28 Aug 10

Thanks Graphicool
Suggestion taken on board will go with what you do
Thanks for your help Woolwell much appreciated
Kindest Regards
Dakar and wife

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