Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Someone Hacked my E-mail

OMG! How does this happen. I came home yesterday from running some errands and getting a couple insurance quotes and noticed a bunch of "undeliverable" replies in my email box. I took a look and noticed that, thankfully, about 90% of my contacts were NOT able to receive an e-mail THAT I NEVER SENT. I also received the e-mails and it appeared I had sent them to myself.
The e-mail was poorly written and advertising a great site "I" had found offering great savings on electronics. I immediately deleted the e-mails. One of my friends called to find out why I had sent that to her. I explained that I had been hacked but had no idea how to research and fix the problem.

Today I noticed that my "vacation auto response" was turned on. That's what they did. They somehow created an auto response and sent it to everyone in my contacts list. I took the auto response off but they turned it back on today and resent the emails???

I have now changed my passwords and deleted the auto response message, what else can I do? Please, someone who knows about this stuff, let me know how this happens and how to safeguard against it.

...And if you got the suspicious e-mail, wasn't me.


  1. That's horrible! Someone must have figured out your password. Hopefully they won't come back now that you have changed it.

  2. I think, only people who 'knows' can easily hacked your emails. Good passwords should be alpha-numeric and those that are not easily associated with you.

    my 2 cents.

  3. Dang that stinks! I really hate hackers! I hope changing your password works. You may also want to contact your e-mail support.


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