What is spoofing and how can I prevent it?

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Victim of spoofing

Your email accounts may suffer from spoofing if you receive bounced messages from emails that appear to have been sent from your account, or if you receive a reply from a message that you never sent.

How does spoofing happen in emails?

When you are sending an email, a sender’s name is attached to the message. However, the sender’s name can be forged.

When spoofing happens, your address can be used as the sender’s email as the reply-to address.


Victim of spoofing

How do you spoofing your emails?


I’m getting bounces from emails I didn’t send.


Why do the bounces happen in the mails?

Some spammers use software to create random lists of emails they use in spoofing.

If a spammer spoofs your email, you may get reports from mail delivery failures that appear to have been sent by you.

How to fix the problem?

As these emails are created outside of our platforms, we cannot stop spammers from spoofing your account.

If you receive these emails, report them as spam.


There are Spam emails sent from my email


Why is spam being sent from my mail?

Some spammers try to send mail with a false “from” address. Spammers expect that if mail appears to be sent from your account, it will not be marked as spam.

If you see an email in Spam that replaces your email with “I”, someone might be trying to put your email in the “from” field of the message.


Spoofer same to false

The spoofer network


My friends and family say I sent them spam


What should I do to avoid spoofing?

  1. Secure your account by changing the password and running an antivirus on your computer and the computer of people you are frequently contacting.
  2. Add DKIM and DMARC records to secure your domain.
  3. Install an antimalware in your computer or in the one that you use the accounts frequently (AdwCleaner is our recommended).



Spoofing is a network created by spoofers to make you fall into various traps and make you believe that your accounts are in danger, threatening that they have your accounts hacked or have valuable information. Avoid falling into these traps by following our recommendations and considering our articles with tips for better internet security.


You can login HERE to learn about how to prevent attacks on the Internet.

Learn the best practices for sending emails in this ARTICLE.


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