returned e-mails that I never sent

  RamUK 11:00 02 Dec 2005


I have started getting numerous e-mails returned to me by my postmaster that I have never sent. Last night I got almost 40 and they were all AOL addresses (I do not subscribe to AOL myself). In headers it also mentions an unreparable virus but a system scan by Norton is picking nothing up. I am using BT/Yahoo and i can not even access their help my pc just locks up when I try. I am using OE 6.

Copy of returned message>>

The original message was received at Thu, 1 Dec 2005 19:41:19 -0500 (EST)
from []


Your e-mail is being returned to you because there was a problem with its
delivery. The address which was undeliverable is listed in the section
labeled: "----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----".

The reason your mail is being returned to you is listed in the section
labeled: "----- Transcript of Session Follows -----".

The line beginning with " " describes the specific reason your e-mail could
not be delivered. The next line contains a second error message which is a
general translation for other e-mail servers.

Please direct further questions regarding this message to your e-mail

--AOL Postmaster

----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
[email protected]>

----- Transcript of session follows -----
... while talking to
>>> DATA
554 TRANSACTION FAILED - Unrepairable Virus Detected. Your mail has not been sent.
554 [email protected]>... Service unavailable


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  Fellsider 11:06 02 Dec 2005

It is probably not your PC at all.

Chances are that someone who has your e-mail address in their address book has got a virus and it is sending e-mails from their machine using the addresses in their address book, therefore looking as if they are from you. They then get bounced back to the "original sender", namely you.

  RamUK 12:13 02 Dec 2005

Thanks Fellsider, presumably the only way to eradicate it is to e-mail all my address book and ask them to do a virus check?

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