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Photos sent to daughters but not by mother

I have received photos in my email as well as my sister from my mother's old email address. We each responded, (photos of no interest that we saw years ago)they just appear as photo jpeg icons to click on.when we responded to her, she stated she did not send them.she owns an iPad and a desktop.(lives far away not sure of her operating system I think her desktop is a dell. She lives alone, how could someone else send us photos? She is 84, sharp, computer savvy for her age. I told her to change her passwords on her email addresses. What else? Could she have been hacked, and why would they send us
Photos from her account? (With us in them) maybe she did it unknowingly, but doubt it. We all talk often so aware of how she is doing. Any thoughts?

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That's an easy yes.

But here's where folk can't go much further. Let's say the email address was "spoofed." It's a darn shame that folk can spoof the email return address and it's not a password issue at all.

http://lifehacker.com/how-spammers-spoof-your-email-address-and-how-to-prote-1579478914

Again, no one needs your password to spoof. But the interesting part of the story is that the photos look legit. Maybe just a slip of the mouse?
Note: Edited for spelling.

Post was last edited on September 27, 2015 9:43 AM PDT

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Re: photos sent in. Email

My mom deleted her old aol account from her Ipad and worked with a time warner (twc new email) tech guy who thinks it was related to email maintenance.we will see if I get anymore photos she did 't send. He thought not hacked. Hoping that is the case. The whole thing was odd.
I get spam mail with the headers of people Who are related on FB, that happens occasionally, I delete. Not sure how that happens. The WWW is a scary and wonderful thing isn't it?

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