Help for a hijacked e-mail identity

By Keely Dolan

Having your e-mail address hijacked by spammers is more than irritating; it can damage your reputation and make communicating with friends and business associates painfully difficult.

Sometimes spammers simply steal your e-mail identity and send out thousands of unwanted messages under your name. Even worse, they might install malware on your PC and send their dreck from your own machine without your knowledge.

Lounge member Eric Selje describes this predicament in his thread, “Spammers are using my e-mail address!” Fellow Loungers step in with advice on stopping the spam — and tips on preventing e-mail hijacking in the first place. More»

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The following links are this week’s most-interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions that you may be able to provide responses to:


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The Lounge Life column is a digest of the best of the WS Lounge discussion board. Keely Dolan is a Windows Secrets Lounge administrator.
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