Several customers have contacted us about their AOL email being hacked. Chances are your email is being spoofed.
Email spoofing is a technique that spammers use to send spam without it seeming like the message was from them. The spammer is sending out messages and entering your email address in the From: field. This makes it seem like the spam email is coming from you, even though it’s actually being sent from their email account.
This does three things:
- It hides the real sender’s email address.
- With your email address in the email header, it fools the recipient’s spam filters into letting the message through.
- It adds legitimacy to the spam email. The recipient of the spam message is more likely to open and click links in a message from someone they know.
While it won’t prevent current spoofing, it’s probably best to change your password to protect yourself from future spoofing.
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