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Just went into my spam box which i don't do very often and i found a email advertising VIAGRA
the strange thing was the from address was my own email address
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post #2 of 10
It's just a bug spammers use. It's not really from you.
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Maybe your subconscious is trying to tell you something
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Originally Posted by karan.t View Post
Just went into my spam box which i don't do very often and i found a email advertising VIAGRA
the strange thing was the from address was my own email address
Its ok to say you need it.

Ontopic: Change you password just in case.
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i had random emails comming from my address and sitting in my sent box. would only happen every 3 months or so but would randomly select a bunch of my contacts. change your password!
    
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Change pass and forget about it.
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You don't need to change your password.

SMTP is unsecure by default. You can send a message to anyone appearing as from anyone. An easy tactic to do is simply copy the destination address to the source address when sending spam messages. The messages end up in your spam folder because once the message arrives, your e-mail service does a reverse lookup on the domain in the 'from' field. If the server that is sending the messages does not match the IP that resolves for the actual domain name, the service dumps your message into the spam folder as it has not genuinely originated from said domain.

Basically, nothing to worry about.
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You don't need to change your password.

SMTP is unsecure by default. You can send a message to anyone appearing as from anyone. An easy tactic to do is simply copy the destination address to the source address when sending spam messages. The messages end up in your spam folder because once the message arrives, your e-mail service does a reverse lookup on the domain in the 'from' field. If the server that is sending the messages does not match the IP that resolves for the actual domain name, the service dumps your message into the spam folder as it has not genuinely originated from said domain.

Basically, nothing to worry about.
Was for good measure really. That way there is no concern or question anymore, you know?
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Was for good measure really. That way there is no concern or question anymore, you know?
If there was a need to change the password there should be a high level of concern regarding exactly how the password was obtained. Through something like a trojan 'change and forget' really doesn't prevent the same events from reoccurring.

If you're seeing these messages in your 'sent' folder, run a few virus scans then change your password, potentially from another machine if the situation warrants.
Otherwise, you're fine.

Also in references to best practices and good measures, you should change your password every few weeks or so.
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Also in references to best practices and good measures, you should change your password every few weeks or so.
That is more or less what I meant.
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