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Fool that I am, I recently registered for a website using the same password as my GMail account password, and using my GMail address.  Of course, the result was that someone got ahold of both and tried the combination on GMail, then used that access to spam every address in my address book.  They also set up an autoresponder to re-spam the message at anyone who mailed me.

The situation has been corrected; my GMail password is now unique and the autoresponder is deactivated. 

My apologies to anyone inconvenienced by my foolishness.

Date: 2010-01-04 10:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] archangelbeth
Ah! You got my bounce-back comment, then? (Happily, it never made it to the INML, so I was just concerned that you'd gotten a virus or something.)

Or didja catch it some other way? O:>

Date: 2010-01-05 12:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stevenehrbar.livejournal.com
Caught it last night, actually. When I got home from my girlfriend's, Dad mentioned he'd gotten a weird email from me, and an immediate identical reply when he sent me a question about it. When I logged into GMail to find out what was going on, I was prompted to enter a new password since there had been suspicious activity on my account.

When I got in, there was a vacation auto-reply set up, the log of IPs that had logged into my account included one that wasn't consistent with my ISP, and there was an email in my Sent Mail folder with a huge BCC list, sent in the same time period as the not-my-ISP login.

I ran a local virus-check and double-checked my money-related websites to make sure they hadn't been messed with, found everything clean . . . and then remembered my very recent registration at MyDellMini.com.

Date: 2010-01-06 02:18 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] archangelbeth
Ah-ha! What an annoying phishing thing. O:(

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