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Someone is using my email address to send harassing emails

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Someone is using my email address to send harassing emails

Over the last several weeks, someone is using MY email address to send out harassing emails to a friend of mine. What can I do and what can be done to stop it. I have changed my Comcast password twice lately. No one has the password but me.

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Re: Someone is using my email address to send harassing emails

Most likely what happened is that a spammer has "spoofed" your email address.  They can make emails look like they are coming from you even when they are not.  First thing to check is your Sent folder.  If there are no messages there that you know you didn't send, the account has not been compromised.  You should also run a complete scan of your system with your A/V software to see if it finds anything.  It is is a spoofing incident, there is nothing you can do to stop it.  You just have to wait it out.  Or, you could change your email address, although that's kind of the nuclear option.

 

It is an inherent weakness in the nature of email that spammers can do this relatively easily.




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