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Email Duping

By FrstdOne ·
I use Yahoo Mail Plus and have noticed several emails being sent to me from me. I don?t understand how this is possible since I change my password regularly. The only thing I can think of is people using my address as the return to address. Also, I?ve been receiving many messages for a failure delivery or timeout on messages which I?ve never sent but say they are from me. Is someone using my account or is this something else? I sit behind firewalls at home and at work and have us Trend Micros anti-virus software which is up-to-date. What?s going on?

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by Lizzy In reply to Email Duping

These are virus generated messages but not necessarily a viral infection on your PC. See these sites for more info:

Remove any spaces from pasted URL's. Make sure that your anti-virus software is up to date and follow removal instructions from McAfee or Symantec for cleaning if infected...

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to Email Duping

re: The only thing I can think of is people using my address as the return to address
that is one possibillity.

another is that someone that has you in your contact list is infected and is sending to everyone in the contact list, and some virus changes the name , etc.

make sure that your antivirus is updated, as you may now there is a new virus making havock around the world, it's "scheduled" to stop after the 28th.

btw , norton has a removal tool for that virus.


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by Joseph Moore In reply to Email Duping

Yep, I agree. E-mail spoofing is going on a lot by viruses. MyDoom (this new virus) spoofs the sender; Swen virus did this; Sobig.F did this. Spoofing the e-mail headers is becoming a very common tactic with viruses.
You might be clean, but someone else out in the world (who has your e-mail address in their address book) is infected with a virus, and the virus chose your e-mail account to send itself to everyone in this infected users address book. That also includes you RECEIVING virus mail.
Just delete the mails and DON'T OPEN THE ATTACHMENTS!

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by JohnGreer In reply to Email Duping

I find this is happening alot to me lately, even on domains that I just purchased (domain names that I just made up). It seems like many spammers are jumping on the "new domain" bandwagon.

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