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Jadan

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My email address keeps sending Spam emails although not from my email server as there are not in my sent folder and neither to my contacts.
They are sending to other emails which I don't know who they are. I only know becaus i keep receiving emails about my emails having been blocked by the receivers.

This is one example of many where they are using my email address

< loads of email addresses removed>
from :CANADIAN PHARMACY [[email protected]]

Subject: ONLINE SHOP WEBSITE - repairing men’s wish to make her complete
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I am deeply sorry, but I was not able to deliver your mail to the following addresses:

******@btinternet.com : Message rejected on 2018/09/12 13:50:15 BST, policy (3.2.1.1) – Your message looks like SPAM or has been reported as SPAM please read www.bt.com/bulksender This is a permanent delivery failure. The delivery has been tried 0 times and will not be rescheduled again.
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There are plenty of these emails.. What can I do to stop this? Please help....

Thank you
 
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First things first: change your email password and, if you don't have it already, set up two-factor authentication. I've seen it happen in some instances whereby email accounts have been used to send spam, and then a rule has been used to park the sent emails in a folder different from the Sent box in an attempt to escape detection. Sometimes it's a folder with a period as its name to try and hide among your other folders.
 

DaveA

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In todays world, you are most likely being spoofed.
The sender has spoofed your address as being the sending server, but is not.
Changing the password will not stop this as no access to your email server is needed.
What is email spoofing? - Definition from WhatIs.com - SearchSecurity
https://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/definition/email-spoofing
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Email spoofing is the forgery of an email header so that the message appears to have originated from someone or somewhere other than the actual source. Email spoofing is a tactic used in phishing and spam campaigns because people are more likely to open an email when they think it has been sent by a legitimate source.
 

Jadan

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I changed my password already... but it keeps doing it... Checked all my folders and emails sent not there.
Thanks anyway
 

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I have removed loads of email addresses form the first post to cut down on risk of spambots spidering them & making everybody's spam problem worse.
 

Jadan

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I have found that it is the Canadian Pharmacy that keeps sending spam emails with my email address.
Any advice how to remove this?
Thanks
 
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It's actually not Canadian Pharmacy; that's just some random name the spoofer chose. Are any of the spoofer's emails being sent to the same domain you use, i.e. gibtelecom.net? If so, the provider could examine the headers on the mail logs and, possibly, trace back the IP address of the true originator. In my experience, it's usually easier to work with a provider when you're a customer, rather than some third-party provider. The problem being, however, this ends up as a game of Whac-a-Mole, since they plug one hole and the spoofer simply uses another.
 

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When I gets these, I view the header then copy and paste that in to a the forwarding email to [email protected](your email provider) and let them handle it.
If it is a well know company name that is being spoofed, I also forward the same to [email protected] (Company domain)
 
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If you don't have something very important on your mail you'd better delete it and create a new one. But don't remember to save it by creating a really strong password. And one more advice: don't follow the unknown links and don't put your email on unknown websites. It can be a malware.
 
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