Monday, March 08, 2010

Hijacked Email

Last night, I began getting emails from places and people I had never heard of. The first one I got was from a company, saying it was an auto-reply to an email I had sent. Nope, never sent one. There were no hyperlinks or attachments, so I didn't feel as if this was a virus or anything else ominous. Before turning the computer off for the night, I had already received about 20 emails, all from different people. The only thing they all had in common: Nancy's Notions was the first recipient in all of these. Some of the later emails were from people who had been getting these same emails, so I knew something was up. Obviously, someone's email account had been hijacked.

When I turned the computer on today, I was expecting a ton of emails that I would need to delete. There were NO bogus emails in my inbox. ????????????? I have no idea what happened. Obviously, the problem was corrected, but why would any bogus emails just disappear? I can't believe that I didn't get any new ones before someone had a chance to fix the problem. So this leaves me with a problem: Did I get all of my mail today? This interweb business can be frustrating.

6 comments:

ordinaryjanet said...

Probably your email provider found out about the spam emails and deleted them for you and also intercepted any from the bogus addresses. I wouldn't worry about it. If anyone legit sent you an email, they'll ask you about it if they don't get a reply.

cmk said...

So true. It's not as if I get all that much email anyway... :D

ordinaryjanet said...

It's like missed phone calls-if it's important, they'll call back! (this is for those of us who have lived pre-answering machines.)

cmk said...

Missed phone calls...WOW! It's hard to even remember what that was like! These days, when I leave the house for a few hours, I always set the phone to call forwarding, just so I won't miss those all important solicitation calls. :D

meleah rebeccah said...

hmmm. that IS weird.

cmk said...

And I haven't gotten another weird email since...