A couple times this has happened to me: I send/receive Email with someone I know well ... then 2 or 3 days later their Email address is being used by Spammers. See below. Haven't emailed this lady in years ... then all of a sudden, after an Email exchange with her, the Spammers have her address.
THE QUESTION: Do you think I have a vulnerability ... or is it more likely on their side ?
----- Forwarded message from email@example.com -----
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 04:56:55 -0500
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <---<<< I CHANGED THE NAME FOR POSTING HERE
To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, bthrasher@WarnerAngle.com,
, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, active_offers@news1-active
ank.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Mikestaley14@aol.com, email@example.com
print analyze . com / 84956.php <---<<< I HAVE ADDED SPACES TO DISABLE THIS SPAM LINK FOR POSTING
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