Undelivered mail not sent by me

  Littlesirecho 08:06 12 Sep 2004

I am getting undelivered messages "returned" to my in box that I didn't send. There are about 4 types: Delivery status notification (failure), Returned mail (see transcript for details), Undeliverable and Message you sent blocked by our bulk e mail filter. I didn't send any of them. They are all from different addresses. I don't know these people. They are not in my address book. I have tried all the things I can think of -deleted temporary internet files, Adaware, Spybot and I've just done AVG free version scan. Can anyone please help before I get swamped with even greater numbers tomorrow.

  Jeffers22 08:58 12 Sep 2004

It's a fairly common occurrence in fact. Your email address is being spoofed by a spammer in the send field of spam he/she/it is sending. It has happened to me a few times and with a bit of luck the pattern for you will be similar in that it'll go on for a couple of days then die out.

  Littlesirecho 09:58 12 Sep 2004

Thanks Jeffers, I had a similar thing some time back. I would get a copy of the same e mail, from a German address, about 15 or 20 times. This time, they are all different messages, 1 each. Last time, it died out, as you suggest this will. Nothing to do but wait then?

  Patr100 10:03 12 Sep 2004

It's either Spam or a virus. Just delete and don't open.

  Littlesirecho 10:10 12 Sep 2004

Thanks Patr100, I've been deleting without opening. There's 100s of 'em!

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