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I received a spam message from my iCloud email to my hotmail account - what gives?

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May 16, 2012 2:10 PM

So I have my Hotmail email and iCloud ( account on my iPhone. Suddenly today, I received an email from my account - to my Hotmail account - this is very odd as I rarely-to-never use my iCloud email account. So I have a feeling either A. it was a genuine security breach or B. it's some weird hoax.


Yes, I know many people spam with names that look similar etc - but I've checked the message headers - and they appear like a legitimate message. Also, I replied to the message - and received it in my account. I'm not some n00b who calls the help desk - but was wondering if anyone else had this issue today...


I've included the message header below - *note that I've replaced my real email address with 'main_user'


x-store-info:J++/JTCzmObr++wNraA4Pa4f5Xd6uensxNRGNyaWNydXPXcED4E6wrUhfaiZqpZKByo GDWQObmTLUKdwtwlRkTRev4908JE96hAcKLDUvCgXNiY8OnYRCFzSWBzdcvGHfGDnW7FMhqY=

Authentication-Results:; sender-id=pass (sender IP is; dkim=none; x-hmca=pass


X-SID-Result: Pass

X-DKIM-Result: None

X-Message-Status: n:0:n


X-Message-Delivery: Vj0xLjE7dXM9MDtsPTE7YT0xO0Q9MTtHRD0xO1NDTD0w

X-Message-Info: NhFq/7gR1vRjUmbB+D0yqAkLsNaqWYoPZC+kT1p39YSm427nLMzOn27OajnAnounhvDMEvDB3BxOswC Q5ARMIJZpm6vNY6QFEeAiv0RCxttwFBeH3Jz380eNc/Wmov/uQK3yFnMXSDftfv8M3KMoxg==

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definitions=2012-05-16_08:2012-05-16,2012-05-16,1970-01-01 signatures=0

X-Proofpoint-Spam-Details: rule=notspam policy=default score=45 spamscore=45

ipscore=0 suspectscore=0 phishscore=0 bulkscore=0 adultscore=0 classifier=spam

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To: <<<Some other addresses were here that appear in my contacts both in Hotmail and iPhone/iCloud>>>



Date: Wed, 16 May 2012 19:09:45 +0000 (GMT)

X-Mailer: MobileMe Mail (1J25+8525)

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iPhone 4, iOS 5.1.1, iCloud


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