By Leo Notenboom
How do I stop [email being sent as me] or prevent a hacker from getting into my address book?
This was a follow-up question from someone who’d discovered that, as they put it, “Somebody is using my email address book to send spam to my friends.” I had pointed them at Someone’s sending email that looks like it’s from me to my contacts, what can I do?
What’s critical to realize here is that it’s extremely likely that they don’t just have access to your address book – they have access to your entire email account.
And that’s exactly where prevention begins.
This is the scenario that I’m hearing about frequently:
It’s that first part that matters: they hacked into your email account.
This post is excerpted with Leo’s permission from his blog.
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