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August 02, 2014


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Sorry to hear this is happening to you, and I hope you get to the bottom of it soon.

It might be useful if you could get people to send you the headers/original source for the emails that were sent, as those can help when trying to figure out where messages are really coming from. Each mail client has a slightly different way of doing this, but for Gmail users, if they click the little down arrow next to the reply button, there's an option to "Show Original" which will show a text version of the message, with the first part of it being the email headers.

I would also notify your email marketing service provider (aweber,mail chimp, constant contact, etc). They may be able to provide some insight.

Sorry to hear about this. Its really frustrating when your name and tools become associated with scammy things. Hopefully you can sort it out shortly.

Another thing to keep in mind is that the "name" associated with the message may be yours, but the actual address being used could be just a set of random characters. An example of this could be: FreeMoneyFinance

If this is the case, there is little you can do to stop this unless you want to take the headers and contact every single owner of every single offending email server. Tracking all of them down could be an exercise in futility.

FMF - Hopefully you've done this, but changing your passwords would be a good thing to do.

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