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JedMeister
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      11-04-2003
Hi, i have a relatively new xtra email address, and in the last week, spam
mail multiplied 10 fold.

I was wondering if any other xtra customers have noticed this.

I get about a dozen notes per day from "Microsoft" requesting I run the
attach "fix".

And, heaps more notes from various sources saying the mail I never sent
could not be delivered....e.g...

Inet Mail System [(E-Mail Removed)]
to Net Receiver

This is the qmail program
Undeliverable mail to http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed)



 
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Bryce
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      11-04-2003
If you're posting on usenet without mangling your "return to" email
address
you're more than likely to get picked up by spammers
cheers
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JedMeister
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      11-05-2003
Hmm, ok I will change this immediately.

But, as they have my email already, I am probably condemned for life


"Bryce" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> If you're posting on usenet without mangling your "return to" email
> address
> you're more than likely to get picked up by spammers
> cheers
> --
> Bryce



 
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Andrew
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      11-05-2003
I have an actual address for the newsgroups - which gets filed in the
deleted items folder automatically, But ive watched it and i get about 1 a
day, i get more with my regular email addresses!

Whats up with that
"JedMeister" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Hmm, ok I will change this immediately.
>
> But, as they have my email already, I am probably condemned for life
>
>
> "Bryce" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:vwOqoeP7EDq$(E-Mail Removed)...
> > If you're posting on usenet without mangling your "return to" email
> > address
> > you're more than likely to get picked up by spammers
> > cheers
> > --
> > Bryce

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Bryce
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      11-05-2003
In message <64Xpb.8850$(E-Mail Removed)>, JedMeister
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>Hmm, ok I will change this immediately.


Umm in your news settings somehwer probably
i see you're using outlook express, i'm not up to date on that (i use
turnpike)

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>But, as they have my email already, I am probably condemned for life


Well you can reduce further harvesting of your email address. :/
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Bryce
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      11-05-2003
In message <G5Xpb.4944$(E-Mail Removed)>, Andrew
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>I have an actual address for the newsgroups - which gets filed in the
>deleted items folder automatically, But ive watched it and i get about 1 a
>day, i get more with my regular email addresses!
>


Do you have your email address on a website anywhere?
You can html mangle that so the link works

http://www.cdt.org/speech/spam/030319spamreport.shtml
is useful

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Gurble
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      11-05-2003
On Wed, 5 Nov 2003 11:29:03 +1300, "JedMeister"
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Hi, i have a relatively new xtra email address, and in the last week, spam
>mail multiplied 10 fold.
>
>I was wondering if any other xtra customers have noticed this.
>
>I get about a dozen notes per day from "Microsoft" requesting I run the
>attach "fix".
>
>And, heaps more notes from various sources saying the mail I never sent
>could not be delivered....e.g...
>
>Inet Mail System [(E-Mail Removed)]
>to Net Receiver
>
>This is the qmail program
>Undeliverable mail to (E-Mail Removed)
>


This is not SPAM per se.

Someone who has you listed in their Contacts, is infected with the
Swen Worm. In fact, with the share number of emails you are getting,
there is a good chance that you are also infected.

Take a look at:

http://(E-Mail Removed)

There is a removal tool, which you may want to consider running, at:

http://securityresponse.symantec.com...oval.tool.html

HTH, let us know how you get on.
 
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JedMeister
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      11-05-2003
Hi, thanks for the tip. This worm is a nasty piece of work...it can install
itself without opening the email message.

I ran the removal tool and it did not find anything, but my symptoms seem
quite close to the description of this worm.

I have norton av 2004 running, with email checking and worm checking enabled
in the options. And ,I auto update the microsoft critical patches all of the
time.

I'll run a full system scan to make sure there is nothing else.





"Gurble" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> On Wed, 5 Nov 2003 11:29:03 +1300, "JedMeister"
> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
> >Hi, i have a relatively new xtra email address, and in the last week,

spam
> >mail multiplied 10 fold.
> >
> >I was wondering if any other xtra customers have noticed this.
> >
> >I get about a dozen notes per day from "Microsoft" requesting I run the
> >attach "fix".
> >
> >And, heaps more notes from various sources saying the mail I never sent
> >could not be delivered....e.g...
> >
> >Inet Mail System [(E-Mail Removed)]
> >to Net Receiver
> >
> >This is the qmail program
> >Undeliverable mail to (E-Mail Removed)
> >

>
> This is not SPAM per se.
>
> Someone who has you listed in their Contacts, is infected with the
> Swen Worm. In fact, with the share number of emails you are getting,
> there is a good chance that you are also infected.
>
> Take a look at:
>
> http://(E-Mail Removed)
>
> There is a removal tool, which you may want to consider running, at:
>
>

http://securityresponse.symantec.com...oval.tool.html
>
> HTH, let us know how you get on.



 
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Roger Ramjet
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      11-05-2003
You could well have a virus if you are getting undeliverable mail
messages that you did not send.

Update and scan.
 
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Nicholas Sherlock
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      11-05-2003
JedMeister wrote:
> Hi, thanks for the tip. This worm is a nasty piece of work...it can
> install itself without opening the email message.


No, it can install itself on unpatched copies of Outlook Express if you
preview OR double click on the message to "Open" it.

Cheers,
Nicholas Sherlock


 
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