I just noticed that my Gmail address has a different name attached to it. I was taking a pic with my iPhone (to place an ad) and forwarded it to myself through email in order to use a different device to post. When I type in my address - the name "Holidays in United States" was there instead of my name.

Recently I had a friend tell me they got an odd email from me. Turns out it wasn't real - but it was the only one I'm aware of. I'm assuming now that my email was hacked.

Any thoughts?


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It’s probably the “Send mail as:” setting that is the problem. To change it:

  1. Click the enter image description here gear in the top right.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click the **Accounts*8 tab.
  4. In the “Send mail as:” section, locate the email address you'd like to edit.
  5. Click edit info next to the address.
  6. In the “Name:” section, specify what you’d like your name to be and click Save changes.


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