Please ignore me!

I received this mail today. You’ll notice it’s FROM me, TO me.

Obviously I didn’t send it to myself, so I guess a hacker has been able to use my email address somehow.  If I send you an email that isn’t personal, please ignore me.  It’s not from me. It’s from some idiot hacker.  A big clue would be that it’s in dollars and I live in the UK.

I’m sorry if I have already sent you spam, but it wasn’t me, honest.  I have now changed my password, so hopefully this will stop.


Comments

Please ignore me! — 35 Comments

  1. I didn’t get anything from you, but thanks for the heads up. This has happened to all of us at some point. I hate thieves and spammers.

    Have a terrific day. Big hugs. :)

  2. I didn’t get anything either but I had my account hacked twice last year so I feel your pain. I don’t understand the appeal of hackers to mess with peoples emails.

  3. No, I didn’t get anything from you, but thanks for the heads up.

    OMG, do you know what’s weird, Babs? About two weeks ago, I received an email from one of my blog readers who had their email address hacked by someone who had sent out a slew of emails that contained a very harmful computer virus. I accidentally clicked on the email because I thought it was from her, but when I did, my virus protection put up an ALERT that said, “WARNING: HARMFUL VIRUS CONTAINED.” Thank god, my virus protection caught it before it went into my computer – WHEW!

    I mean what’s up with these people? I can see the reasoning why someone would do this to get money, but to just send an email with a virus in it is just plain nasty.

    X

  4. I haven’t had one of these, but I’ve had lots of spam from friends in the past. You can usually tell it’s spam and not sent by them. Don’t worry, I’ll ignore you if you mail me!

      • when they have your address, there is nothing to do. Go to “settings” of your mail and make filters. One for every word that appears in From,To,Object… If you have a good mail, it’s possible to teach it to recognize these messages. Try it.

  5. I receive such messages relatively often and learned to ignore them as spam is the normal inconvenience for those who works in internet. There are those who collect email addresses and sell the databases, others who buy these “collections” and send spam… It’s like a natural disaster – there is nothing to do with it. I like gmail for it: they recognize spam very well and it’s a great help.

    Much more dangerous are other problems:
    the possibility of the spammers to enter in your agenda. It happened different times for yahoo mail in 2012. They copy all the list of your agenda and send more serious “advertising” to all your list. You believe the sender, click the link in the mail (normally they send only one link or some words with it so that you can’t understand it’s a thief) and receive a virus or something similar.
    For yahoo is enough to have a good password to solve the problem.

    Social media feel free to sell personal information of it’s members. Facebook is famous for this “fault”. Never leave your mail and phone number in similar places. I’m very angry with all these public programs which force you to give them your personal information because you want to participate there… and than they sell your information.
    Unfortunately, I have too many problems with it and tell it from my personal experience…

    • I contacted my web host and they are going to do whatever they do to stop it. I had to send them some of the ‘undelivered mail’ notices I received. I get so sick of our privacy being invaded now days. We don’t even have it in our own homes now, with all the telephone cold callers!

  6. Wow – reverse psychology worked on me immediately! You said to ignore you so of course I hopped right over!

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