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Somebody's sending spam using my email address as a fake address.

By Univan ·
I have Norton antivirus and a dial up connection, so I'm pretty sure it's not my computer sending these messages all over the world. But since May 6 I've received 155 "returned mail"/"undelivered mail" messages from ISPs apparently of all different countries. I tried to identify the ISP through which the messages have been originally sent, but even the human language is a problem, as they appear to be in Belgium or The Netherlands. Does anybody have any idea of what I could do about this, besides just canceling the email address? Thanks.

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Yup...

by cmiller5400 In reply to Somebody's sending spam u ...

canceling the e-mail address is your best bet. Not much that you can do about it.

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You can use this software..

http://www.anonymizer.com/consumer/products/safe_surfing_professional/

There is also a dial up plus section.
This is part of what it does:

Anonymizer Nyms? protects your primary email address and your identity with disposable, anonymous email addresses. Now you can protect the key piece of data spammers and online criminals use to access your personal information-your email address. Nyms allows you to create unique alias email addresses for every Web site you visit so you can shop online, track stock prices, join online newsgroups, and more without the fear of spam flooding your inbox. Each alias email is automatically forwarded to your primary email so you don't need to check multiple email accounts. Buy the all complete version and you will be protected better than you are now.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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Yahoo Spamguard

by mentorkelly In reply to You can use this software ...

I am pretty sure the free Yahoo email address allows you to setup aliases that you can send email from and delete later.

A GREAT feature.

CK

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So, you are looking for spam?

by seanferd In reply to HI

That's what you'll get posting your email address on the internets.

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“backscatter”

by jeff In reply to Somebody's sending spam u ...

Here’s a good article about e-mail “bounce backs” that say they are sending spam.
Nope, they are just getting a little “backscatter” – “bounce back” messages from legitimate e-mail servers that have been fooled by the spammers.

http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php/id;1698505531;fp;16;fpid;1;pf;1

But, it doesn't seem like you can stop it.

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Excellent article.

by Univan In reply to “backscatter”

Well, at least I now know that it's an identified issue. At least for me it's been a serious problem, and I believe that it's something that ISPs should be aware of and should be dealing with, like the article says. Thanks.

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change ur password

by skorpio.2 In reply to Somebody's sending spam u ...

hi change ur password in ur email account also run another anti virus program and install MALWAREBYTES anti malware its a free program ...hope this will solve ur problem

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