Wednesday, May 11, 2011

AOL on "why do I get spam from myself?" You don't

AOL has a useful article this morning, “Why am I getting spam from myself?”  You aren’t, and after all these years the email industry doesn’t have a consistent Sender-ID  technology that had been proposed eight or so years ago.

Email sender spoofing is convenient and seemingly legitimate, as in sites that let you send reminders to yourself and let you fill in your email ID as a sender.

The link for the article is here

It points out that reporting email with your address as sender as spam, you are not “reporting yourself” or incriminating yourself.

If also recommends removing your own email address from your address book. 

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