GMail Account Sending SPAM to other Contacts

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Hey Guys,

As of lately, I've been getting spam - unusually, it's from friends and business associates. This is out of their character because I know them personally, but these spams have 1 thing in common:

- they all come from their GMail address
- the spam is usually 5-8 lines long in text
- one exceptional occasion it was an image spam
- all of the contacts in that GMail user's account are revealed in the "TO:" field and they all get that spam

I know that they didn't initiate the spam because I know them personally, but is there any known cause for this? How can GMail users protect their accounts from sending spam to all contacts against their will?


-- Edmund Loh
#account #contacts #gmail #sending #spam
  • Profile picture of the author ExRat
    Hi Edmund,

    JD posted about this -

    Check my last post - are the gmail addresses the ACTUAL gmail addresses of these people or is someone creating new accounts that use the person's name?


    edmundloh1234 AT

    Roger Davis

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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Buckley
      They're actually hijacking the address in my case.
      I got the barn door closed but unfortunately the horse is loose.

      "Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something." -Plato

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    • Profile picture of the author EdmundLoh
      Okay thanks for the link I'll check it out!

      -- Edmund Loh
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