Spam Being Sent from My E-mail Address! Help!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TheGarreth, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. TheGarreth macrumors member

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    I'm getting spam sent out from my e-mail address. I've changed passwords, security questions, browser sign-in security, ensured that no other e-mail addresses have been added for said notifications (password change, etc.) and have cleared my computer of any potential viruses (I dl'd BitDefender from the App Store and it said I had a trojan virus on my laptop; it has since been deleted). And the e-mails are still coming. Any suggestions/ideas? I'm at a total loss here.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Your email address could be spoofed into the messages to make it appear to be coming from your account. Not hard to do.
     
  3. TheGarreth thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks - that's not something I'm to familiar/knowledgable with but it did occur to me; especially since the cc/distribution lists on the e-mails aren't going out to anyone on my contact lists/address book. Any suggestions on how to stop this - if possible?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Contact your email service provider, ie Yahoo/Google/Microsoft/Comcast/Verizon and see what they can do to help stop it.
     
  5. TheGarreth thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks! Just a follow-up on the spoofing suggestion - in my Mac Mail, it shows the e-mails as both being sent and being received by 4 other e-mail address other than my own and rather than show my e-mail, it shows my name (as my Mac is recognizing that e-mail address as mine)....but I logged into Yahoo mail through my browser and it only shows the e-mail as being from one person and being sent to myself and 4 other addresses. Would this suggest that it is in fact some sort of spoof???
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    The suspect email shows up in your sent box? This doesn't sound like a spoofed email.
     

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