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Someone spoofed my email address.

Is there anything I can do?

     

proboscis

11:08 pm on Feb 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I'm getting bounced messages that say they were from me, one is for a fake diploma and the other one is for some software deal. At fisrt it was just around 30 or 40 a day but today it's over 100 so far, I have a feelng it will just get worse.

It's going to be difficult to trash that email address, I don't know if I'll even be able to remember everywhere that it needs to be changed.

Is there anything I can do or is it over for that email address now?

Thanks!

LifeinAsia

11:20 pm on Feb 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Look at the headers. Is it the IP address of your mail server or (more likely) IP addresses from all over?

If it's your IP address, then it's most likely an issue with your server. If it's from all over, someone is just spoofing your address and there's nothing you can do. That happens to me all the time.

Durham_e

11:32 pm on Feb 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Is it exactly your email address that is being used.
If not do you have a catchall on your email.

piatkow

9:50 am on Feb 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member piatkow is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member



I get my domain name spoofed on spam but seldom with a valid mailbox name. Switching off the catchall option with my email provider was one of the best things that I have done.