Strange Hotmail

  Confab 20:43 19 Jan 2003
  Confab 20:43 19 Jan 2003

I, like quite a few people have a Hotmail e-mail account. I received an e-mail from a friend this evening which said this:-

From :ZH [email protected]>
To :[email protected]
Subject : Re: So cool a flash,enjoy it
Date :Sun, 19 Jan 2003 16:18:07 +0000

What flash? There was no attachment!

Chat soon

(Attachment-that I am supposed to have sent)

From: pb [email protected]>
To: [email protected]
Subject: So cool a flash,enjoy it
Date: 18 Jan 2003 10:55:59 +0000
multipart1 >>

Now the thing is that I did not send my friend this e-mail with the "mulitpart1" attachment. I've checked my Hotmail sent messages box and nothing is in there to say a message has been sent. I keep my anti-virus software up to date and I did a complete virus check this evening and nothing appeared. So how could she have got this mail from me?



(PS I've abbreviated our hotmail addresses. You never know who's out there!!)

  Rtus 20:50 19 Jan 2003

it may be the attachment was zapped by the filter software (spam killer)

  Gaz 25 20:50 19 Jan 2003

Someone seams to have hijacked your e-mail address.

Basicly they are using your e-mail address to send messages from your account. If you have used a public computer to access your hotmail account then someone could have got your apsswrod.

This happened to me and I had to change my e-mail address.

  Confab 20:53 19 Jan 2003

If someone has hijacked my hotmail e-mail address would they have access to my address book as well? Nothing appeared in my sent messages box to say that I had sent the message.


  bvw in bristol 20:54 19 Jan 2003

click here

klez virus.

  Stokey 20:57 19 Jan 2003

I have long since fallen out with Hotmail. It's become a menace for a number of reasons! I have it blocked entirely now.

  bvw in bristol 20:59 19 Jan 2003

You won't have the virus, one of your contacts will. Assuming your antivirus is up to date then a friend of yours, with your email address in their address book, will be infected.

  Confab 21:40 19 Jan 2003

Thanks for your posts. It now makes sense.


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