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4/22/18
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Getting absurd emails from "me"

Recently I have been receiving emails from myself as if I sent them even though I am obviously not. These emails contain absurd messages such as, "hot women in your area", "need cash?", "here's what your doctor's aren't telling you", and many more. I am concerned with the security of my account and it is getting very frustrating as these obviously aren't going into the spam folder. If anyone can help please reply, I am more than happy to give more info if needed.
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Yeojung Ahn
4/22/18
Yeojung Ahn
Same problem here. Need help.
Lee p
4/22/18
Lee p
Me too - hekp
Lance1523
4/22/18
Lance1523
have the same issue recently as well. I reset the password, but still get the emails. I then tried the google's 2-step account security, hope it works.
R2d2
4/22/18
R2d2
I am getting the same thing, like every hour
Heejung Shim
4/22/18
Heejung Shim
I also have the same problem....
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Jim Riel
5/1/18
Jim Riel
OK, this is the reason you may be getting these spam mails as "me".  At least I am certain of it in my case. (Check sender name and you will see the To address as some version of your email address with a dot(s) inserted.) I set mine to go to spam, so I no longer see them. This was one of my personal accounts, so I am not happy about the fact that my address was compromised from one of the companies or persons I communicate with. C 'est La Vie!

If the sender added dots to your address, you'll still get that email. No one else sees your emails, and no one can take your account. For example, if your email is john...@gmail.com, you own all dotted versions of your address:

  • john....@gmail.com
  • jo.hn....@gmail.com
  • j.o.h.n....@gmail.com

If you still think the message was meant for someone else, contact the sender to let them know they mistyped the email address.

Learn more about dots in Gmail addresses.

 
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