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AT&T related help: Recover a hacked email account



Chris P's profile

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Wednesday, June 7th, 2023 2:07 PM

Get complaints about spam being sent from your email address.

Getting replies to email I did not send from strangers. Coming in by the dozens. Contacted ATT Support they suggested posting this along with changing to a better password (already done). Also contacted Yahoo as it's the server e-mails are on. Same generic advise. Also reported by forwarding e-mails to abuse@att.net. Still get a generic response. Any ideas on how to get this to stop is appreciated. Only thing I can do is filter these e-mails to spam and then block them. Thanks

ACE - Expert

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35.9K Messages

1 year ago

Anyone, anywhere, at any time, can try to associate your e-mail address as a reply-to address with an e-mail they send.  They do not need your credentials.  They do not need your permission.  Some mail servers will attempt to verify that the sender should be able to use your e-mail address in this way, but most will not.

When this happens, it's exactly as if someone mailed a letter via USPS with your return address.  When the recipient receives it and addresses their letter back to the sender, they probably will not care that the Postmark was from a completely different city than your address.

Why would someone do this to you?  I have no idea.

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1 year ago

Thanks for the response.

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