I admit to being totally internet/techno challenged.
But in the last month or so I'm starting to get emails from former email contact addresses. They are all horse-related email addresses. Some look familiar as perhaps they were breeding inquirers from years past, whose email addresses were automatically saved on my address list, etc.). I'm bad at cleaning those out.
All of these emails that are arriving have a brief, all lower case message with a link to sell financial services,start a home business or try to get me to buy Viagra from Canada. (Alrighty then, I've been divorced for 20 years...(chuckle).
So I thought, well maybe that what these folks have gotten into. So I report it as spam. But it keeps coming back.
Today, I get one from a former employee (who I stay in touch with regularly). So now it's getting more than annoying.
Have their email addresses been hacked, or has my auto-saved address list?
TIA for help from other much more knoweldgable than me. If it's me..what do I need to do to stop it? I'm almost 60, so have mercy on me..
If you're using AOL and use their software, it is quite possible your e-mail account has been compromised and your address book copied. If you save usernames and passwords in your browser it is also fairly easy to get those and use them.
Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!