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hornet777
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:05 pm    Post subject: spam on google Reply with quote

Hi all,

For over a year now, in my google account has appeared messages ostensibly from myself.

Of course, this is not the actual case, but I was wondering if anyone had any insight into how that could happen?

I have fwd'd a few to abuse@... with no results (that is, google has no intent of doing anything about it). Its annoying, but not the end of the world: just curious.

thanks

best,
john
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suzi
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a trick the spammers use to make the 'from' address the same as the 'to' address. It's likely a script used by spammers and their bots, in hopes that it will be opened and read.
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