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bk T
03-09-2010, 10:38 AM
I've been receiving strange email (spam) sending from my own email address(xxx@xtra.co.nz) back to me. Xtra's spam filter works pretty well which blocks it going through to my Outlook - that's great! I suspect that this email does not actually sending from my own email address as Xtra's spam filter does not block the emails I send out and I have no problems in receiving emails from my friends.

Can someone enlighten me on this issue?

Cheers

Safari
03-09-2010, 10:42 AM
Quite a common ploy by spammers to try and avoid spam filters by sending emails with your own address in the From Field
Just ignore and delete it.

Trev
03-09-2010, 10:51 AM
Yes I get those from time too time.
:)

bk T
03-09-2010, 02:20 PM
Is there a way to check the real identity (email address) of the sender?

Safari
03-09-2010, 02:30 PM
Is there a way to check the real identity (email address) of the sender?

No, and there is no point in try to do so.