Guest Post by Gerry
Gerry says I received a spam email the other day – from myself!
Somehow, my email address has been spoofed, and used to send out emails that appear to be from me.
It’s quite scary to receive spam from yourself. I scanned my PC for viruses, but it came up clean. It’s an email address I have had since the dawn of email, so I imagine somewhere along the line, it’s been picked up by some unscrupulous junk emailers. It does make the point, however, that you need to be careful even when an email appears to come from someone you know.
This email was just a one liner, saying click here, and the link appeared to be an advert, although I didn’t look too closely. Is someone you know likely to send you a website link out of the blue, with no explanation? Think twice before clicking.
Why would someone send me emails using my own email address. Because most people have spam filters on their email to weed out the rubbish but if the email is from yourself then it will bypass those filters.
If you receive an email from yourself – then just delete it.