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Started by DonkeyOT on 21-Jan-2017 12:56:08
Emails Which Appear To Have Been Sent To Me - By Me.

I know this sounds ludicrous but it really is happening; I can't block them because a 'pop-up' informs me that emails from myself can't be blocked. How serious is this, and how may I remedy it?

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TommyDGNR8 - 21 Jan 2017 12:57:35 (#1 of 9)

Most likely your address being spoofed. It usually stops after a week or so.

popperhead - 21 Jan 2017 12:59:33 (#2 of 9)

Are you "missing" long periods of time which you can't explain?

DonkeyOT - 21 Jan 2017 13:06:48 (#3 of 9)

Most likely your address being spoofed. It usually stops after a week or so.


Well yes, but does the spurious sender have access to my inbox?

Policywatcher - 21 Jan 2017 13:13:06 (#4 of 9)

> Well yes, but does the spurious sender have access to my inbox?

Almost certainly not. Like 99.999% not.

The "from" address in an email is just a line of text that is not verifiable in any way, so anyone can send "from" you without any access to your mail system.

JohnIlly - 21 Jan 2017 13:48:25 (#5 of 9)

Well yes, but does the spurious sender have access to my inbox?

They will probably have got your address from someone else's machine which has been accessed.

tasselhoff - 21 Jan 2017 14:03:28 (#6 of 9)

Or a breach. You could check Troy Hunt's https://haveibeenpwned.com/

Jacob_Richter - 21 Jan 2017 14:05:43 (#7 of 9)

Putin?

Macpaddy - 21 Jan 2017 14:13:30 (#8 of 9)

Try this?

Are you seeing your own reply as part of the email that you replied to, like your messages are being group into one email? If yes, your conversations threading to group messages is enabled to your account. To disable this feature, follow the steps below: 1. In you Outlook.com Inbox, click the gear icon beside your profile name.2. Select Mail more settings.3. Under Reading email, select Group by conversation and pre-load messages.4. Under Conversation settings, tick on the radio button beside Show messages individually.5. Click Save.

tasselhoff - 21 Jan 2017 14:13:47 (#9 of 9)

#7 no, just a rumbly tummy.

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