A scary thing happened to my .mac!!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by faithfulFrank, May 30, 2006.

  1. faithfulFrank macrumors member

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    Hi.
    I just found a scary thing when checking my e-mail. I usually get around 20-30 emails a day, and I noticed that I was not getting any e-mails since yesterday afternoon.

    I tried sending a few test e-mails to myself, and I never would get them. I could send to others, but not get any.

    I checked my .mac account on another computer, and it said in small letters,
    "mail being forwarded to XXXXX!@yahoo.com"

    (the xxx's were a name...)

    How did this happen? How could someone steal my e-mail? How do I stop this from happening again??

    I unchecked the forwarded thing, and changed my password to .mac

    What else should I do? Is there any way I can get those "hijacked" e-mails?

    Has this ever happened to anyone else?

    Thank you. Frank D.
     
  2. kildraik macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm... sounds strange. Maybe contact Apple to see if anything is going on with it?
     
  3. paleck macrumors 6502a

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    Did you ever have your .mac account forwarded?
     
  4. faithfulFrank thread starter macrumors member

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    No, I never have, and I did not knoew that e-mail address.....

    Frank D.
     
  5. liketom macrumors 601

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    maybe it's time to change your password for .Mac and the Apple Store


    do you have any younger brothers sisters or annoyed ex-girlfriends/boyfriends?
     
  6. faithfulFrank thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks,
    I did change the password. I am now parinoid, and will change all passwords on a regular basis....

    No ex-girlfriends, etc........I'm one of those rarer "old" 48 yr old guys who switched to a mac, ipod, etc a few years ago......a loyal but novice mac convert.

    Thanks!

    frank D.
     

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