Why would i receive spam mail from a contact?

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  1. linas

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    they say they didnt send it but it is their address
     


  2. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    Hello,

    It's not unusual for spammers to use an email address that belongs to someone else as the From: address when sending spam.

    If you received a spam From: a contact that's a sign that maybe their account was compromised, or maybe that a contact you share has an address book that was compromised.

    You can check and find out if it came from your contacts account by looking at the full email headers.

    :welcome: to Email Questions!
     

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