Spam email failure notices - potential hack

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Over the last 24 hours I have received over 200 "Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender" emails.
Looking through the content of the messages many are to '.in' or '.it' email addresses with the sender name being a random persons name and my email address.

Has the email system been hacked?
How can this be stopped?

Thanks for the support

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Ben R

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Posted 1 year ago

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Hello,

It does sound like your email has been compromised. If you have an antivirus program on your computer, I recommend running a scan and, if it comes back with no issues, reset your email password:

https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/how_to_i_reset_my_email_password
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We have had a similar issue at my office with our email addresses. I received a few spam emails from "myself" last month. I reset my password and thought it had gone away, but I got two more this morning. Is there some way to set higher level spam filters? Another person received undelivered emails as well. This is a very serious breach of security.
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Getting emails "from yourself" is actually email spoofing. It is not anyone that has access to your email. Spoofing is "the creation of email messages with a forged sender address". It is common for spam or phishing emails. Please just move these emails to the spam or trash folder.
For anyone getting "undeliverable" bounceback messages, this is likely a compromised email, so I would recommend you scan the computer that is used to check that email, then reset the password.

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