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We’ve all gotten those weird and inexplicable emails from our friends’ addresses full of links to discount prescription drugs and cheap real estate.Here’s a tip from Reddit that we found via Apartment Therapy on how you can know if your email’s been compromised in a similar way.
“Always have a fake email address in your contact list; if a bot starts sending out spam as you, you’ll get an Undeliverable Email notice.”
Make sure that it’s an impossible email address full of junk characters, like [email protected]&!.com. If a bot starts combing your email address book and sends an email to that address, you’ll get a notification pretty much instantly.
If it happens to you, change your password right away.