Email possibly being piggybacked for spam email?

Discussion in 'Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets' started by CRmeansCeilingReached, Feb 15, 2013.

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  1. Received this email message this morning. As I have never (knowingly) attempted to email "soundprolab.ru" or anything like that, I can only think of a couple of options:

    1. It's spam, designed to make me think it's a bounced message so I will click on a link; or

    2. Someone is piggybacking / hijacking my Hotmail account to sound out emails, one of which has (genuinely) been bounced back to me by the googlemail server.

    There are a couple of other email addresses further down, one of which ("reply to") is a .ru address. There is also cyrillic script visibly. I'm suspecting that option 2 might be the more likely explanation.

    Thoughts? Will be changing password and security question, but just wondered if anybody technical had a definitive insight.