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AOL changes email policies to thwart spam from spoof accounts
AOL changes email policies to thwart spam from spoof accounts

AOL Mail has changed its policies to prevent spammers from sending messages out of addresses that are made to look like real AOL email accounts. The company announced the change Tuesday afternoon after numerous users took to Twitter to complain that their accounts were being used to send spam and that changing their passwords was not resolving the issue. Some users complained that spam was being sent from AOL accounts that had been deleted. That was possible because the spam messages were not being sent from users' actual accounts. Instead, spammers were using a technique called "spoofing," in which messages are sent from accounts that have been modified to look like...

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