Advice on spam?

  montyburns 12:16 17 Apr 2006
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I'm suddenly being inundated with spam emails.

I'm using Outlook Express and the mails are "returned mail", "Mail delivery failed" etc, with my email address with the bit before the @ altered to gobbledygook. (Examples "esupy@", "vplq@", "zhsxs@" etc) Most seem to be coming from abroad (Italy, Spain, France) Most, but not all, have attachments, which I'm obviously not opening

If I look in "Properties" they all seem to have a "Received from" of mwinf3003.me.freeserve.com, where the 3003 bit varies

Tried blocking the sender each time, but it's not stopping them being downloaded. Tried setting up a rule to block "me.freeserve.com" but that's not working either.

Any ideas/advice on what to try next would be appreciated!!

  johnnyrocker 12:26 17 Apr 2006

i suspect someone with your e mail address in their system has caught a virus which is randomly mailing out as you and others, not much you can do about it, it will stop eventually.


johnny.

  montyburns 12:29 17 Apr 2006

Hmm. Never thought of that!

Let's hope it does!

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