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    Gmail funny business

    This is probably a bad time to post a gmail question on CF but I'll try anyway.

    Today I got an email from what appears to be a legitimate Google address (mail-noreply@google.com) that says I created a new gmail address. I didn't. The "new" address is similar to mine with the addition of a couple numbers. Is this something I should be concerned about? I'm worried they will send out a bunch of spam with my address as the return address. Is that a legitimate concern? I guess they could spoof the return address without doing this so I'm not sure why someone would do this? I've attached the plain-text original email with my gmail username replaced with xxxx.

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    Re: Gmail funny business

    If you didn't create it, just to be safe, you might want to figure out how to at least alert Gmail



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    Re: Gmail funny business

    I'd enter this in your address bar

    Account creation confirmations - Gmail Help



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    Re: Gmail funny business

    Privacy and Security - Gmail Help has links you probably need to read.



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    Re: Gmail funny business

    Quote Originally Posted by CycoCyclone View Post
    I'd enter this in your address bar

    Account creation confirmations - Gmail Help
    Huh, I read that before I posted here and didn't think it pertained to this issue. Guess I needed re-read it. Apparently nothing to worry about.



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