Getting spam e-mails from a friend's e-mail account.

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Found 11th Apr 2011
I get spam e-mails from a friend's e-mail account, is this a virus on their computer sending the spam, or a scammer with their password sending them from elsewhere or just someone using their address book and spoofing their e-mail address?

How would we work out which?? It looks to have come from their e-mail address, but I don't know if they need to be looking for viruses, changing their password, or nothing they could do about their e-mail address being spoofed one would assume?

Thanks for all help!

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Banned

tbh i'd get a new friend and block any emails from them

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whatsThePoint

tbh i'd get a new friend and block any emails from them



errr, thanks?

their account has been hacked they need to change their email password

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wickedteen

their account has been hacked they need to change their email password



Yeah I assume it's something like that. How do I know whether it's that or just someone spoofing the e-mail address?

Obviously virus check and password change is a top priority still!

just get your friend to change their password, its not yours that needs doing

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wickedteen

just get your friend to change their password, its not yours that needs … just get your friend to change their password, its not yours that needs doing



Yeah I know!

Was just wondering how one would tell if it's someone using their account to send spam, or just simply spoofing the address? I assume the fact that it's sent to me suggests that the spammers have access to my friend's address book?

Banned

is it a hotmail one?

I get daily ones from a mate and he had changed his password too. I just block him now lol

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csiman

is it a hotmail one?I get daily ones from a mate and he had changed his … is it a hotmail one?I get daily ones from a mate and he had changed his password too. I just block him now lol



No it's AOL.

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Benjimoron

No it's AOL.


AOL! There you go then lol

of my 200 email contacts, only 1 uses AOL still but even that could be an old one!
Edited by: "csiman" 12th Apr 2011

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csiman

AOL! There you go then lol :|of my 200 email contacts, only 1 uses AOL … AOL! There you go then lol :|of my 200 email contacts, only 1 uses AOL still but even that could be an old one!


Is there something particularly wrong with it?

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Benjimoron

Is there something particularly wrong with it?


barely anyone uses AOL these days as its always getting hacked and uses an interface circa 1999!
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