Help, someone using my E-Mail return address to send SPAM!!!!

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by FredMcD@HotMail.Com, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. Guest

    Someone has been using my E-Mail address to send out Spam and junk mail.

    I know this because I have been getting some mail bounced back to me for
    bad / unknown addresses or other reasons.

    At first I thought someone broke the password on my account, but now I am
    sure that is not the case because I changed passwords several times.
    The last password I used is not a real word. Also the mail server will
    lock out the account in case of multiple bad password tries.

    Is there a way to find out who is sending these mailings out and stopping them?
     
    , Apr 7, 2004
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  2. On Tue, 06 Apr 2004 20:53:30 -0400, gibbered like a
    sex-crazed chimpanzee in <>

    > Someone has been using my E-Mail address to send out Spam and junk mail.
    >
    > I know this because I have been getting some mail bounced back to me for
    > bad / unknown addresses or other reasons.
    >
    > At first I thought someone broke the password on my account, but now I
    > am sure that is not the case because I changed passwords several times.
    > The last password I used is not a real word. Also the mail server will
    > lock out the account in case of multiple bad password tries.
    >
    > Is there a way to find out who is sending these mailings out and
    > stopping them?


    It's more likely that someone who has your email address in their address
    book is infected with some nasty Trojan.

    --
    The Old Sourdough
    Beer!!11!! The staff of life.
    himself at theoldsourdough dot com
     
    The Old Sourdough, Apr 7, 2004
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  3. Jerry G. Guest

    Spammers will do this often. Eventually this will wear off with the ones
    that are doing it. They will eventually pick up another one. I have had
    this done to me often.

    Never open any Spam mail. It is possible for very sophisticated emails from
    them to drop cookies, and or execute code upon opening their emails. Never
    acknowledge to them in any form, that you have received their email.

    --

    Greetings,

    Jerry Greenberg
    ===========


    "" <Happy_Camper.Com> wrote in message
    news:...
    Someone has been using my E-Mail address to send out Spam and junk mail.

    I know this because I have been getting some mail bounced back to me for
    bad / unknown addresses or other reasons.

    At first I thought someone broke the password on my account, but now I am
    sure that is not the case because I changed passwords several times.
    The last password I used is not a real word. Also the mail server will
    lock out the account in case of multiple bad password tries.

    Is there a way to find out who is sending these mailings out and stopping
    them?
     
    Jerry G., Apr 7, 2004
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  4. -= Hawk =- Guest

    On Wed, 7 Apr 2004 01:11:53 -0400, "Jerry G." <>
    scribbled:

    >Never open any Spam mail. It is possible for very sophisticated emails from
    >them to drop cookies, and or execute code upon opening their emails.


    Only if you use the world's shittiest email client...

    >X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2800.1158
    >X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2800.1165


    And I see you are.

    --
    'What Profiteth It A Kingdom If The Oxen Be Deflated?'
    Riddles II, v3
    - T. Pratchett
     
    -= Hawk =-, Apr 7, 2004
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  5. Paul - xxx Guest

    Jerry G. posted ...

    > Spammers will do this often. Eventually this will wear off with the
    > ones that are doing it. They will eventually pick up another one. I
    > have had this done to me often.
    >
    > Never open any Spam mail. It is possible for very sophisticated
    > emails from them to drop cookies, and or execute code upon opening
    > their emails. Never acknowledge to them in any form, that you have
    > received their email.


    Not if you configure your newsreader correctly .. ie not the defaults from
    Microsoft ...

    Or use a different newsreader ... ;)

    --
    Paul

    (8(|) Homer rocks .. ;)
     
    Paul - xxx, Apr 7, 2004
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