I'm getting weird emails that I signed up for some service that I never heard of and the email is being sent to a [email protected] address.

I never created such account. I checked at admin.google.com but that user does not exist! So what the hell is going on? Why am I getting random email to an email at my domain that doesn't exist?

Has my email been compromised?

  • Could just be spam. Why are you worried?
    – Vinayak
    Feb 9, 2015 at 4:11
  • Is that a Google Apps account? If yes, it could be that there is a catch-all setting turned on somewhere.
    – Alex
    Feb 10, 2015 at 22:24
  • @Alex should I disable it?
    – user299709
    Feb 12, 2015 at 0:09

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No. A bot most likely picked up your email address and is just sending you emails to see if you'll fall for some sort of a trick into getting you to click on a link in the email.

Just mark it as spam. Also, you can check where you are logged into Gmail by click "Details" as shown in the screenshot below:

Gmail footer

And if you choose to log out of all the other locations, you can rest assured nobody else is logged in.

Additionally, you can change your password as well.

  • And, as for the [email protected] address, it could be that your real address is BCCed, so it appears that you are receiving mail for someweirdname. Feb 19, 2015 at 8:21

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