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Other emails are created and attached to my Gmail?

ms2000 1,314 32 January 30, 2016 at 10:53 AM
Other email is created and attached to my Gmail frequently?

Then I get an email from Gmail informing of this - I click to say I didn't do it to detach it. I am annoyed as it happened frequently.

Is there a fix?

Does Gamil allows creation of aliases and then delete one? Any other thoughts?

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it sounds like it could just be a spam, and you are encouraging it by clicking on the links from the unsolicited e-mails
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it sounds like it could just be a spam, and you are encouraging it by clicking on the links from the unsolicited e-mails
Are u sure?
It appears to be coming from Gmail - how can I verify it is not?
Gmail did not classify it as spam either
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Are u sure?
It appears to be coming from Gmail - how can I verify it is not?
Gmail did not classify it as spam either
It's unclear to me what you mean by "from gmail," or "attached to my gmail," but this sounds like span/a scam to me. Gmail doesn't normally do this. You can verify where an email was sent from by inspecting the headers. To do this, click the chevron next to the reply button, and choose "show original" from the drop down list.
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It's unclear to me what you mean by "from gmail," or "attached to my gmail," but this sounds like span/a scam to me. Gmail doesn't normally do this. You can verify where an email was sent from by inspecting the headers. To do this, click the chevron next to the reply button, and choose "show original" from the drop down list.
My emal id is azx123@gmail.com
Got an email stating new email, azx123.mzp@gmail.com created and attached to azx123@gmail.com

This is what happened.
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Sounds like your account has been hacked and someone is trying to use your credentials to spam your contacts or some such thing, although it's an odd approach. The new email address that is "almost" you can be used to fool your real contacts through some sort of scam. I would definitely log in, change my password, change my security questions, and enable two factor authentication.

While you are at it look in your trash to see if there are any emails in there you didn't send or receive, and look at your email filters to see if there are any new filters that you didn't set up. I've seen email hackers filter out communications from banks and financial advisers so they can request funds transfers without you knowing it.

Additionally check to see if anybody has set up email forwarding - I've seen hackers do that, so they can continue to get your mail at the "new you" email account they've set up.
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Other email is created and attached to my Gmail frequently?

Then I get an email from Gmail informing of this - I click to say I didn't do it to detach it. I am annoyed as it happened frequently.

Is there a fix?

Does Gamil allows creation of aliases and then delete one? Any other thoughts?
look at bottom right of page
it says "last activity"
click details and make sure it's just your location/devices
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My emal id is azx123@gmail.com
Got an email stating new email, azx123.mzp@gmail.com created and attached to azx123@gmail.com

This is what happened.
That's a little confusing. Are you using different terminology/paraphrasing the suspect email or is this exactly what it said? Carmen's advice above is good.

Full message headers are also useful. here are instructions for accessing the full header and interpreting it:
https://support.google.com/mail/a...2454?hl=en
https://support.google.com/mail/a...9436?hl=en


If you can post a screen shot of the suspect email we might be more help. Feel free to obfuscate any email addresses in the screenshot.
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Sounds like your account has been hacked and someone is trying to use your credentials to spam your contacts or some such thing, although it's an odd approach. The new email address that is "almost" you can be used to fool your real contacts through some sort of scam. I would definitely log in, change my password, change my security questions, and enable two factor authentication.

While you are at it look in your trash to see if there are any emails in there you didn't send or receive, and look at your email filters to see if there are any new filters that you didn't set up. I've seen email hackers filter out communications from banks and financial advisers so they can request funds transfers without you knowing it.

Additionally check to see if anybody has set up email forwarding - I've seen hackers do that, so they can continue to get your mail at the "new you" email account they've set up.
Apparently Goog is unsure so it saying if I did not do it, click here - so I clicked it and thats it.
But it has happened for a while.

@jkee - Unfortunately, I deleted that email.
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Apparently Goog is unsure so it saying if I did not do it, click here - so I clicked it and thats it.
But it has happened for a while.

@jkee - Unfortunately, I deleted that email.
Whenever an account change is made Google will send you an email about it - for example if you change your password or your security questions. This is to make sure that you actually made the change. Google's assumption is, if you made the change you will read the email and ignore it. If you didn't make the change, you will read the email, realize it's not you, and know someone else has been making changes to your account.

It sounds like that's exactly what's happening, so you now have to make sure whoever has access to your account, cannot get in any more. The way to do that is to change your password and security questions, and enable two factor authentication.
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look at bottom right of page
it says "last activity"
click details and make sure it's just your location/devices
@stufine
I checked and there isn't anything unusal

"Access for less secure apps" - do I need this for IMAP access?
I am trying to setup IMAP. I needed "Access for less secure apps" for POP
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enable two factor authentication.
If I do this, I can not have IMAP right?

This email a/c is less and less used.
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I have downloaded all my emails through THunderbird IMAP into my PC - I checked the option to download the emails.

Now if I ever close the gmail, I will still have the old emails in my pc (Thunderbird) right?
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If I do this, I can not have IMAP right?
No you can still access it using imap, you just have to create an app password (the setting about access for less secure apps you mentioned). Basically you would have a random and long password for imap and use your normal password and verification code to access the web interface.
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I have downloaded all my emails through THunderbird IMAP into my PC - I checked the option to download the emails.

Now if I ever close the gmail, I will still have the old emails in my pc (Thunderbird) right?
Good job [Thunderbird] & yes your messages will be saved to your hard drive. Now it's time to worry about your hard drive going south. Create a backup plan and stick to it.
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