September 17th, 2001, 12:55 PM
Someone sending spam from my account
Someone emailed me today and forwarded me some spam that supposedly came from my address, which he is reporting to the state attorney general. Is there any way I can prevent people from using my address to send spam?
Thanks in advance,
September 17th, 2001, 06:38 PM
dont leave your email everywhere, and when you do just write something like myemail@yahoo.NOSPAMHERE.com
obviously, people will delete NOSPAMHERE when sending email to you.
P.S. reporting to the state attorney general ... yeah like they care
And you know I mean that.
September 17th, 2001, 08:54 PM
Thanks, Al! Unfortunately, my address is posted all over our company web site, so you confirmed my suspicions that there's nothing I can do.
September 17th, 2001, 09:25 PM
>> Is there any way I can prevent people from using my address to send spam?
>> which he is reporting to the state attorney general
You shouldn't be worrying at all. If he really is going to report that to state attorney, I bet they will send his email to /dev/null.
First, you need to know what envelope sender is. That is, one can specify any envelope sender (the from email). So that person obviously is technical illiterate and doesn't have a clue how SMTP works.