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My dad's email sent out a couple emails this morning, but there's nothing in the sent folder. Now, was this some kind of redirect or was the account logged into from a 3rd party? It's an AOL account btw...
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post #2 of 8
He deleted them? It's possible. He probably knew you were going to look .

Edit- probably some advertisers who just steal people's identities based on your contacts list.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post
He deleted them? It's possible. He probably knew you were going to look .
I mean, if someone had full control, why would they just spam only twice? The two spam emails sent out were hours apart also.
Edited by pLuhhmm - 3/21/11 at 3:00pm
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post #4 of 8
What mailbox are you looking at?
If it's from him to him it's simply a common spam tactic to replace the "from" with the contents of "to" when sending SMTP messages.
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I had the same thing happening to me. My second email was mailing my main and when I would check the secondary email, nothing was in the sent folder. I just change the password and it isn't happening anymore. So just change the password.
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When in doubt; switch that password out.
 
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I had the same problem on my yahoo mail a few months ago. I changed the password and no problems since then.
    
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Along with chagning the PW, if you are reading emails, PLEASE turn off the preview-plane. Many spammers rely on return-receipt address forwarding to know that your email is "active" and "alive" Having the preview-plane turned on or activated AUTOMATICALLY sends the return-receipt to the spammer(s) !!!

Once you are found out to be "active" or "alive", your email is then added to spammer's for sale listings. In about a week or two, you will get dumped on with useless emails. it will start out low and almost instantly jump to ridiculous levels.
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