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dbrempel
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎05-04-2012
My Device: BlackBerry Torch 9800 (v6.0.0.246)
My Carrier: MTS Mobility
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Email Spoof / hack?

I occasionally send email messages to myself as reminders - when I compose an email message on my Torch 9800 and start entering my name in the "To" field, I select my name off the contact list, however the email address "behind" the name is support@gamez-gig.com. When I view my contact info everything appears correct and when I search for the "bad" email address it isn't found. I've also searched my gmail and hotmail contact lists (which sync to my Torch) and the bad email address is not found.

 

How is support@gamez-gig.com being injected into my email address on a message compose? This only occurs when selecting my name from the suggested options when composing a message.

 

 

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Wolf359
Posts: 3,358
Registered: ‎12-29-2011
My Device: Z30 / Playbook

Re: Email Spoof / hack?

Delete your contact info from the phone and readd from scratch.

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JSanders
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Re: Email Spoof / hack?

Try this...

 

Open your Messages folder > press the Menu key > Options.

click on Message Display and actions.

Scroll down to "Show Recent  Contacts When Composing Email" and turn that OFF, or unselect it.

 

That option shows names of users you've recently received mail from and sent to. Perhaps that will clear that address off.




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dbrempel
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Registered: ‎05-04-2012
My Device: BlackBerry Torch 9800 (v6.0.0.246)
My Carrier: MTS Mobility

Re: Email Spoof / hack?

Removing the "Show Recent Contacts When Composing Email" worked like a charm. Thanks.

 

I'm still curious as to why the "bogus" email address is associated with my name in my "recent contacts" though.

 

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JSanders
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My Device: Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
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Re: Email Spoof / hack?

Don't know.

I never understood the bogus/hack/spoof part of  your question.

 

Anyway, you got it, good luck.




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