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    Angry Scammed from my own email address!!!

    The scammers are becoming more devious as time goes on. I am receiving scam emails claiming "Your site has been hacked and I have changed your password. You cant change your password because I will intercept" (or something along those lines). My problem is I cannot hit the "junk" button and get rid of it because I am making my own email address "junk". Anyone have a suggestion?

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    I would just delete it. You may never get another.

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    Same as Martin said, ignore it.

    Last decade we used to get spam from our own addresses 3-4 times a year—our addresses were 'out there' since we ran an online biz. Used to last a few days and then the bad guys would move on to using other addresses.

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    Are you sure the email is from your own email or is it just the "return address" that is your's? Check the email headers / read the raw email - depending on mail client.
    A decent spam filter will largely ignore the return address.

    cheers, Paul

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    No matter the source, when I see "emails from myself," like the earlier poster, I simply delete them.
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