Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Addict
    Points: 172,942, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 16.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Marshalltown
    Posts
    9,654
    Points
    172,942
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 10
    Given: 13

    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.

    Thanks in advance
    Attached Files Attached Files



  2. #2
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 8,854, Level: 28
    Level completed: 18%, Points required for next Level: 496
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    5000 Experience PointsVeteran
    ISUKing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Ankeny, IA
    Posts
    316
    Points
    8,854
    Level
    28
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 24
    Given: 22

    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



  3. #3
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 61,215, Level: 76
    Level completed: 73%, Points required for next Level: 435
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    CycoCyclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Urbandale
    Posts
    4,544
    Points
    61,215
    Level
    76
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 5
    Given: 33

    Re: Gmail funny business

    I'd enter this in your address bar

    Account creation confirmations - Gmail Help



  4. #4
    Pro
    Points: 36,521, Level: 58
    Level completed: 90%, Points required for next Level: 129
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    2,852
    Points
    36,521
    Level
    58
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3
    Given: 0

    Re: Gmail funny business

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



  5. #5
    Addict
    Points: 172,942, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 16.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Marshalltown
    Posts
    9,654
    Points
    172,942
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 10
    Given: 13

    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.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 06:00 PM