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Offline SmallTownGirl

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Hacked email
« on: Saturday 16 February 19 10:29 GMT (UK) »
I have a gmail.com account and there I have sent and received messages to/from a friend who also has a @gmail.com email account.

Today in my Spam folder there's a message that, at first glance, appears to be from her, but when I hover the cursor over her name it gives her email address as @somethingIveneverheardof.com

Does this mean that it's my account that's been hacked or her's, please?

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Re: Hacked email
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 16 February 19 10:36 GMT (UK) »
I'm not techno minded STG but I did have the same situation with my sis in law in USA.
It was her account that had been hacked.

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Re: Hacked email
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 16 February 19 10:37 GMT (UK) »
It happens to most of us at some point.

It's a spammer's technique called spoofing. I did read up the complicated explanation once, and didn't really understand it but what it doesn't mean is that someone has access to you or your friend's email and is reading/sending messages. It just means that they can send messages out which appear to come from you. You could maybe alert your friends that this has happened, but the spam messages seem  to stop after a day or so.

No need to change your account. It's annoying, but you haven't been hacked.

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Re: Hacked email
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 16 February 19 10:59 GMT (UK) »
Thanks peeps  ;D

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Re: Hacked email
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 16 February 19 12:03 GMT (UK) »
Well you her email address as @somethingIveneverheardof.com so why not go too www somethingIveneverheardof.com and report it?
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Re: Hacked email
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 16 February 19 12:15 GMT (UK) »
... so why not go too www somethingIveneverheardof.com and report it?

I have Googled the name of the .com, but it apparently doesn't exist  ;D
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Re: Hacked email
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 16 February 19 12:23 GMT (UK) »
I think gmail has the facility to    View>Source

Yes you get gobbledygook .... and in there is the Source and Path (email address, server address) along with the 4 satellites the message went through!
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Re: Hacked email
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 16 February 19 12:32 GMT (UK) »
I think gmail has the facility to    View>Source

Yes you get gobbledygook .... and in there is the Source and Path (email address, server address) along with the 4 satellites the message went through!

Don't you have to open the message first though?  Because I don't even want to open it.  It's soooooooo obviously spam


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Re: Hacked email
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 16 February 19 12:50 GMT (UK) »
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