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I sent an email with an attachment that had been saved as png with Open Offices using gmail and Firefox Browser. Serious security incident

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I sent emails (using Google Mail and Aol mail) with an (one) attachment, (a single attachment) saved with Open Office. Anyone receiving these emails is was able to view my entire photo gallery by using a Start Slideshow function that I did not agree to. This included all of my Screenshots with sensitive banking information. I know this can be fixed because I tried to delete each item until I got to app. item number 450. Then I went to my control panel and made it worse by attempting to delete folder. How do I fix this?

I sent emails (using Google Mail and Aol mail) with an (one) attachment, (a single attachment) saved with Open Office. Anyone receiving these emails is was able to view my entire photo gallery by using a Start Slideshow function that I did not agree to. This included all of my Screenshots with sensitive banking information. I know this can be fixed because I tried to delete each item until I got to app. item number 450. Then I went to my control panel and made it worse by attempting to delete folder. How do I fix this?
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jscher2000
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Hi pbea50, I'm not sure what you sent.

Did the OpenOffice attachment contain all the photos, like a giant ZIP file or presentation? In that case, you may be out of luck because you sent the actual photos and there's nothing you could do locally to unsend them.

If the attachment didn't contain the photos, I'm not sure what it provides access to. Was it a link sharing an entire folder on your Google Drive? or in Google Photos?? Before panicking, could you test the link in a private window -- not logged in to your Google account -- just to make sure you see it the way others see it?

Hi pbea50, I'm not sure what you sent. Did the OpenOffice attachment contain all the photos, like a giant ZIP file or presentation? In that case, you may be out of luck because you sent the actual photos and there's nothing you could do locally to unsend them. If the attachment didn't contain the photos, I'm not sure what it provides access to. Was it a link sharing an entire folder on your Google Drive? or in Google Photos?? Before panicking, could you test the link in a private window -- not logged in to your Google account -- just to make sure you see it the way others see it?
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