Hi, hope someone out there can help. My email addy seems to be taken over by something. Im getting 20 to 30 returned (by other folks spam filters)e mails a day saying they were sent from my addy. these have not been sent by me, so how the hell is this happening. Im running with Zone Alarm suite, as e mail and anti virus protection. Ive run anti virus and spyware and it shows nothing. Any advise would be gratefully recieved
You may be interested to note that you are not alone with your problem.
I've been troubled by it for more than a month and have countered it by setting up eight filters on the Orange server [I'm a old Freeserve user] so that all suspicious mail goes straight into the delete box.
I'm currently getting about ten hits per day and I too would like to know how to have it stopped.
g0slp airs my suspicions about the original source ie someone else's unprotected system containing my address.
Mailwasher is something to consider but doesn't that just work at this end rather than through the ISP server?
The way Mailwasher works is to allow you to check all emails addressed to you whilst they are on your ISP's server. You can choose to delete what you want without the offending messages getting to your own PC.