Now this is one serious girl!
We thought we would let you know something that recently happened to us.
Mom opened up here email and noticed two emails
right away that were odd.
Both were from a Netherlands address, one was a bounced email.
Bounced emails happen when an email is sent but it comes back to you undelivered.
Mom didn't understand at first what was happening.
Then she checked her SPAM folder and found oh about 100 more
undelivered emails all with a Netherlands account.
But when she checked the IP address these emails were
originating in Chile.
Obviously it was spammers.
It's really only at server level that this problem could be resolved.
Nothing can be done at individual level.
But after some investigating Mom found what was happening
was that her email account(with probably 1000's of others)
has been spoofed by spammers.
Spoofing is when they would take any combination
of names and change it in their email as the "FROM".
And they were sending spam to lots and lots of email accounts
and it appears to be going into the Netherlands.
The emails are in Dutch.
But from what she read, there really isn't a whole bunch you can do it's
not that the email account has been hacked.
These spammers just have very sophisticated ways of harvesting emails accounts
and spoofing them.
(Mom has a gmail acct)
So if you ever have this happen you'll understand.