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Yahoo spam emails

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Maggie, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. Maggie

    Maggie Flightless Bird

    I am regularly receiving spam emails from my email address with no contact
    name to reply to, requesting personal details. How do spam users manage to
    set up the same email address as a yahoo user?
     
  2. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    They spoof it. Since you are not going to send yourself an e-mail,
    simply add your address to the blocked senders.

    Maggie wrote:

    > I am regularly receiving spam emails from my email address with no contact
    > name to reply to, requesting personal details. How do spam users manage to
    > set up the same email address as a yahoo user?
     
  3. Dave A

    Dave A Flightless Bird

    That's not particularly helpful, Bob, especially if like me you forward an
    email from your works email account to your home account to work on a
    document later!!


    "Bob I" wrote:

    > They spoof it. Since you are not going to send yourself an e-mail,
    > simply add your address to the blocked senders.
    >
    > Maggie wrote:
    >
    > > I am regularly receiving spam emails from my email address with no contact
    > > name to reply to, requesting personal details. How do spam users manage to
    > > set up the same email address as a yahoo user?

    >
    > .
    >
     
  4. Tom Willett

    Tom Willett Flightless Bird

    Then you'll have to live with it.

    "Dave A" <DaveA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1810DAA3-4B9C-4ECF-AA6C-A4600F379188@microsoft.com...
    : That's not particularly helpful, Bob, especially if like me you forward an
    : email from your works email account to your home account to work on a
    : document later!!
    :
    :
    : "Bob I" wrote:
    :
    : > They spoof it. Since you are not going to send yourself an e-mail,
    : > simply add your address to the blocked senders.
    : >
    : > Maggie wrote:
    : >
    : > > I am regularly receiving spam emails from my email address with no
    contact
    : > > name to reply to, requesting personal details. How do spam users
    manage to
    : > > set up the same email address as a yahoo user?
    : >
    : > .
    : >
     
  5. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Then it isn't being mailed from your yahoo account to your home, is it.
    Please think about what you are blocking and where.

    Dave A wrote:

    > That's not particularly helpful, Bob, especially if like me you forward an
    > email from your works email account to your home account to work on a
    > document later!!
    >
    >
    > "Bob I" wrote:
    >
    >
    >>They spoof it. Since you are not going to send yourself an e-mail,
    >>simply add your address to the blocked senders.
    >>
    >>Maggie wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>I am regularly receiving spam emails from my email address with no contact
    >>>name to reply to, requesting personal details. How do spam users manage to
    >>>set up the same email address as a yahoo user?

    >>
    >>.
    >>
     
  6. Steve Rindsberg

    Steve Rindsberg Flightless Bird

    In article <1810DAA3-4B9C-4ECF-AA6C-A4600F379188@microsoft.com>, Dave A wrote:
    > That's not particularly helpful, Bob, especially if like me you forward an
    > email from your works email account to your home account to work on a
    > document later!!


    For some it'll be helpful, for some not.

    Unfortunately, because of the way the email system was designed, it's too easy to
    spoof return addresses and not a lot that can be done about it.

    You could probably get around the problem by doing something like this though:

    WHITELIST any email with a subject line containing some magic work ... your pet's
    name or something unlikely.

    BLACKLIST any email coming from your address.

    Since whitelisting trumps blacklisting, any email with a subject line including
    "FIDO" will be permitted, regardless of return address.



    >
    > "Bob I" wrote:
    >
    > > They spoof it. Since you are not going to send yourself an e-mail,
    > > simply add your address to the blocked senders.
    > >
    > > Maggie wrote:
    > >
    > > > I am regularly receiving spam emails from my email address with no contact
    > > > name to reply to, requesting personal details. How do spam users manage to
    > > > set up the same email address as a yahoo user?

    > >
    > > .
    > >
     

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