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Gmail Joe-Jobbed, spam sent to all contacts, no sign of forced entry.

This morning, a relative called saying I had sent them spam from my Gmail account. I ran to the computer, checked Gmail's login history, but found nothing suspicious. I checked the spam folder, and sure enough, two pieces of spam with a link to a phishing site which Safari immediately picked up as such (I know, bad idea to click it at all) had been sent to every one of my contacts. I know anyone can spoof anyone else's email, despite the best attempts at protection by Gmail and such. My question is: how did they get my contacts? How can I make this spoofing harder, or at least prevent access to my contacts in the future? (Further details inside.) [more inside]
posted by Seeking Direction on Nov 21, 2014 - 11 answers

gmail tabbed inbox on ios or os x apps?

Are there any iOS apps or desktop Mac OS apps that play nice with gmail's tabbed inbox? I realize some do priority inbox, but that's not what I want. [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on Aug 14, 2014 - 4 answers

Spam from my account

So, friends are receiving emails that appear to be from me. They are not from me. As far as I can tell, my accounts or machine have not been compromised. What now? [more inside]
posted by dirtdirt on Aug 14, 2014 - 7 answers

Help tracking down originating IP of a Gmail address.

Recently, a friend's mother received a few emails from someone with a Gmail address. The emails were sent to my friend's mother as well at least a hundred of her professional colleagues. The problem is that the emails included a (faked) pornographic image that is supposed to be of my friend's mom. What steps should my friend's mother take to do something about this? [more inside]
posted by juliebug on Jun 16, 2014 - 10 answers

Emails to volunteers from nonprofit getting flagged as spam.

I help manage a small nonprofit that regularly sends out batches of emails notifying people of upcoming opportunities. Either we're experiencing an upward trend in flakes, or some of our messages are being flagged as spam, or banished to a gmail tab. Looking for pragmatic solutions for increasing our (suspected) delivery rate. [more inside]
posted by Jack Karaoke on Mar 5, 2014 - 9 answers

Gmail hacked - lots of spam sent - nothing in sent items

My Gmail account was very definitely hacked on Sunday. A whole lot of email was sent, seemingly to everyone I've ever corresponded with from that account. There was clearly a login from Poland which corresponds exactly with when the emails began to be sent. The session seemed to last about 7 minutes. I then received about 150 "mailer daemon" emails due to the bounces from either old addresses, addresses which don't receive unsolicited email and mail servers which correctly identified the content as spam. [more inside]
posted by dance on Jun 3, 2013 - 12 answers

My Gmail acct. hijacked to send spam

Twice recently my Gmail acct. has been hijacked by someone who is sending spam emails to some, but not contacts --seems to be only recently emailed (by me) people. The spam is an ad, as seen on Fox News for Raspberry drops weight loss aid. How do the spammers access my Gmail account? Could it be through my brand new Android cell phone? I am unaware of any other problems on my (Macbook) home computer. I have a secure WiFi router at home. No evidence malware or virus. I've changed my Gmail password, FWIW. Any suggestions on how/where to find a way from this happening again?
posted by NorthCoastCafe on Jan 15, 2013 - 5 answers

How can I stop spam from my Google Apps account?

What can I do about spam ostensibly being sent from my Google Apps-hosted domain? [more inside]
posted by puffmoike on Sep 18, 2012 - 8 answers

Why am I writing myself?

Is this some type of spam? If so how would it work? [more inside]
posted by robotyoshimi on Nov 27, 2011 - 8 answers

I somehow doubt that I've won a thousand .dollar.Visa.Giftcard!

Recently spam mail from (what appears to be) the same source keeps getting through my Gmail account. I've never had a problem with this in the past, and the current crop all seems to be roughly formatted in the same way. I've been marking everything I notice as it comes through, but is there anything else I can do? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Nov 3, 2011 - 8 answers

How was Gmail hacked?

How is my child's Gmail account being used to send spam to his contacts? There has, according to Gmail's Activity Information, been no access from any IP address not known to me. [more inside]
posted by MarkWBennett on Sep 12, 2011 - 22 answers

What is the quickest way to filter advertisements in Gmail?

What is the quickest way to filter advertisements in Gmail? [more inside]
posted by suburbanrobot on Dec 31, 2010 - 8 answers

Spam Filter

I receive a couple of non-Gmail-filtered spam emails a day, from a friend's compromised machine/account. I can easily deal with them / filter them / discard them. Besides hitting "Report Spam" I'm just wondering if there is a better place to report these consistent messages. I've been getting them for 6 months or so, doesn't seem the Big G's learning algorithm is ever gonna catch on...
posted by Exchequer on Nov 30, 2010 - 9 answers

Wife's email was haxxored, please halp

Does my wife need to abandon her email address? [more inside]
posted by r_nebblesworthII on Nov 23, 2010 - 14 answers

One-button solution for PR spam in Gmail

I get a lot of PR spam to my Gmail account. Is there a Greasemonkey script (or something else entirely) that can make this one repetitive task easier? [more inside]
posted by wordsmith on Mar 12, 2010 - 12 answers

Gmail fail! Please help!

Gmail shame! My account was accessed and all my contacts were spammed. How do I keep this from happening again? [more inside]
posted by genmonster on Nov 21, 2009 - 7 answers

I only get one spam in my gmail - but 30x a day. WTF?

I only get one piece of spam in my gmail inbox. but I get it 30x a day. WTF? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Jan 15, 2009 - 7 answers

My Outgoing Gmail Gets Marked as Spam

Why are my outgoing Gmail messages ending up people's spam folders? [more inside]
posted by LarryC on Jan 13, 2009 - 7 answers

Someone is spamming from my gmail account.

Has my gmail account really been compromised? [more inside]
posted by roofus on Jan 11, 2009 - 13 answers

How do I stop my Gmail account from sending spam?

My gmail account is sending spam to my address book. I know bc I see it sometimes ending up in my own Spam folder! How do I stop this?
posted by helios410 on Nov 28, 2008 - 8 answers

Unspam me here...

Once in a while I go into my gmail Spam folder and I notice that there is the odd email in there that isn't actually spam. One time there was an email from amazon.com telling me that I sold a book and to ship it... whoops! Is there anything I can do about this besides reading every spam email that I get?
posted by GleepGlop on Nov 15, 2008 - 5 answers

Decrease spam reaching Gmail inbox

Why is more spam getting through to my Gmail inbox lately? [more inside]
posted by gfrobe on Sep 24, 2008 - 11 answers

Gmail spamming

How do I report a gmail user who is spamming me? [more inside]
posted by Class Goat on May 8, 2008 - 24 answers

IMail or GMail - which is the better spam fighter?

Which is a better option for controlling spam? Buying the IMail Premium Anti-Spam filter for our existing IMail mail server or migrating our mail to Google Apps for Your Domain? [more inside]
posted by bcarroll on Apr 15, 2008 - 6 answers

Gmail and Spam

I have a gmail account. Love it. However, after successfully avoiding spam for months, I've been found. I'm getting 20 pieces of spam a day at least. It goes to the spam box, but even that annoys me. Is there any way I can further block spam in gmail? I really don't want to get a new email address.
posted by miltoncat on Aug 28, 2007 - 29 answers

How to get Gmail to stop flagging a message as spam?

How can I get Gmail to stop flagging a daily email as spam? [more inside]
posted by jazon on May 14, 2007 - 12 answers

Gmail spam filter

How do I create a spam filter in Gmail that immediately deletes spam messages once they have been marked as such by myself? [more inside]
posted by IZ on Sep 1, 2006 - 4 answers

Filtering Gmail image spam

Argh! Gmail image spam! I'm getting 20 of these a day. Since Google has failed to filter these messages, is there a workaround I can use? Also, would simply deleting these messages rather than marking them as spam reduce the possibility of false positives?
posted by Saucy Intruder on Aug 30, 2006 - 25 answers

Why Can't I Use My Modified GMail Address?

Why are so many contact and registration forms kicking back my spamguard-modified GMail address (myaddressas+nameofcompany@gmail) as "invalid?" [more inside]
posted by Dreama on Jul 28, 2006 - 16 answers

Do I need to check gmail's spam box?

How reliable do you find Gmail's spam filtering? Do i need to check the spam folder before I (or Gmail) empty it? It seems quite good to me - I've been using it since february, and it's been months since any real mail got filtered as spam, and relatively few spam get through. But checking is getting tiresome. what is your experience? Judy
posted by judybxxx on Jun 24, 2006 - 19 answers

My gmail address has been joe jobbed... solution?

My Gmail account has been Joe Jobbed... anything I can do about it?
posted by Manhasset on Jan 14, 2006 - 9 answers

How to autoformard GMail Spam messages ?

How can I autoforward my Gmail messages labelled as "SPAM" [more inside]
posted by labnol on Dec 23, 2005 - 5 answers

New Gmail Spam & Pop-ups

I've experienced a lot of new spam and back-end pop-ups in the last 5 days or so in my G-mail account. Is anyone else experiencing the same? What can I do to get rid of it?
posted by NorthCoastCafe on Oct 19, 2005 - 13 answers

Gmail spam filter + MT notifications = trouble!

How can I get Gmail to whitelist all my blog comment notifications? [more inside]
posted by arielmeadow on Sep 13, 2005 - 5 answers

Are you getting a lot of stock-related spam on Gmail lately?

In the last couple of weeks Gmail's normally-astute spam filtering has totally given up the ghost in one specific area: stock spam. It seems like every single stock spam slips past the filter and ends up in my inbox. At the moment every other time I get a new email it comes with a subject like "Leading auth0rity On l0w priced st0cks". Anyone else having the same issue? Has Gmail's spam filter started to show cracks?
posted by LondonYank on Apr 13, 2005 - 12 answers

Gmail Spam

I have taken specific care not to let my gmail address fall into the hands of anybody besides people I deal with in person- friends and family and such- and after several months of having this account be spam-free, today I finally got a few. How on earth do they find me?
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Dec 5, 2004 - 34 answers

Gmail spam-filter wonkiness

GmailFilter: Is it just me, or does Gmail's spam-filtering engine occasionally (and sometimes regularly) just give up the ghost? I have a legacy personal email account dating back from the dark ages which receives over 300 emails a day, 95% of which is spam. I used to pull this mail down into Outlook and use SpamNet to filter it, but I recently set the legacy account to redirect through my Gmail account, which normally catches all but about 5% of the spam - Result! However, I find that Gmail regularly (about once a week) decides to let another 5-10% of the spam through - and in the last couple of days it seems to have fallen over completely (i.e. I am getting new spam every minute or so). Anyone else notice anything funny going on?
posted by LondonYank on Nov 25, 2004 - 12 answers

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