can anyone get scammed by revealing their e-mail address only

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  1. ioweddie

    ioweddie Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    As Title, Can I get scammed by anyone who has my email address only?
    I know they can send stuff, but if its not opened can they still access my pc?
    Thanks Eddie
     
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    theogeor Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    By just having your email address NO. If you open an email with questionable attachments/trojans or dodgy forms then risk becomes higher.

    Theo
     
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    balge Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    It's a bit like asking if burglars can rob your house just by knowing the address.
     
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    Sp!ke Administrator Staff Member

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    An emaail address alone would be of no use but if they have guessed the password for your email account and can read your emails and use it to reset passwords for other accounts then yes, it can be exploited badly.
     
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    Danny DeVito Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Also known as sheep mail :p
     
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    daveenty Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    No you've no problem OP.

    Just send me your email address and your password and I'll confirm it for you. :)
     
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    Spinal Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    The one catch about email addresses is that they have value... lists of valid email addresses are sold to spammers and phishers alike.

    So things like chain letters are brilliant sources of revenue for some...

    M.
     
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    Are chain letters how ancient Knights personalised their chain mail ? :doh:
     

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