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chris1_8_0@hotmail.com is my original e-mail address I got when I was, id say 12-13 years old, I still use it from time to time.
The main e-mail address I use these days is ChrisWalsh@overclocked.net.
I was on my Overclocked.net e-mail and I received a piece of spam, I thought, that's funny, I am very careful not to get spam with this account as it's more use for professional and important e-mails.
I checked who sent it and it appears my other e-mail address 'chris1_8_0@hotmail.com' sent me this.



I am a bit confused now what has happened.

Hopefully someone can shed some light on my situation.
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post #2 of 20
haxx0r3d on t3h pc?
post #3 of 20
Is it n your sent folder in hotmail?
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post #4 of 20
Perhaps this'll shed a bit of light on things:

http://ask-leo.com/why_am_i_getting_...om_myself.html

Plus, the dude who answered the question has a pretty swell beard.
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post #5 of 20
This has never happened to you before?

I doubt it actually originated there.
    
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post #6 of 20
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wesker View Post
Perhaps this'll shed a bit of light on things:

http://ask-leo.com/why_am_i_getting_...om_myself.html

Plus, the dude who answered the question has a pretty swell beard.
That you for this post. I have heard about form spoofing but I could not remember what it was at all.
I remember getting a lot off friends many years ago and asking them why they are sending me spam, they had no clue what I was talking about and I just assumed they were idiots and downloaded some 3rd party spam software. I feel like an idiot now
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post #7 of 20
kinda lulz, u g0t 4n 3m4il fr0m t3h p4st
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post #8 of 20
Maybe someone's hacked into your Hotmail account. Spammers love to do this since the resulting email often gets through to your contacts, who may have you whitelisted.
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post #9 of 20
Thread Starter 


I hope it is just a spoof. Just to be safe I changed all my passwords!
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post #10 of 20
As stated, if the messages are in your hotmail 'sent items' then change your authentication information, pronto. Otherwise, generally with spam messages such as from yourself to yourself are simply spoofs.
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