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Hotmail help please

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by biggs682, 17 Jul 2017.

  1. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    been getting rather a few e mails going into my junk box on my hotmail account , my normal re action is to block them .

    But all these say they are being sent from my own e mail account !!

    so what is my best cause of action please

  2. meta lon

    meta lon Veteran

    I think it's security settings.
    You may need to alter the level..
    A puter guru will know for sure.
    Last edited: 17 Jul 2017
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  3. jefmcg

    jefmcg Apparently I shouldn't use the default, "guru"

    Do you send email to yourself ever? If not, then just block everything that seems to come from you.

    Note, it is trivially easy for a spammer to change the sender on email to anything they like. Getting email that seems to have been sent by you does not mean you have been hacked.
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  4. Ian H

    Ian H Guru

    If they're going straight into your spam box, then they are being correctly identified. There's no need to do anything further.
  5. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    yes i do from time to time

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  6. Electric_Andy

    Electric_Andy Über Member

    Continue letting them go into your junk. If you try and add each junk e-mail address to your blocked list, it eventually reaches a limit (it's either 100 or 200 IIRC). I changed my main account from hotmail to gmail a few months ago because I was getting 30+ e-mails a day. I now use the old hotmail account for new registrations etc and only use the gmail one for things I know aren't going to harvest my address.
  7. Salty seadog

    Salty seadog Space Cadet...(3rd Class...)

    I also wouldn't put my e-mail address on a public forum fella.
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  8. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    It gets well given out due to my bike buying and selling
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