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HELP - whats wrong with my email?

Discussion in 'Other Complaints' started by GaryWatson, Sep 28, 2009.

    Sep 28, 2009
  1. GaryWatson

    GaryWatson Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Marketing Consultant
    Location:
    Europe

    Apparently I have just sent out a pile of emails.

    I have nothing in my sent box.

    A few months ago I spammed my dad with "hey friend", I even sent myself a message

    that time the was stuff in my sent box.

    In the last 10 min I have 7 batches of "delivery status notices", they are not from single emails, they are 7 batches.

    Previously I thought someone had hacked my account but I changed the P/word and no-one else has access. It seems to have started again because I logged in.

    How can I stop it?
     
  2. Sep 28, 2009
  3. GaryWatson

    GaryWatson Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Marketing Consultant
    Location:
    Europe
    I have also changed residencial address, although same PC

    I completely wiped the PC a couple of months ago and put in a new windows disk.

    I havent open any emails or sent anything this week at all. All I have done is log into my email account.

    I no longer use MSN

    Any suggestions how to fix this. This email is tied to my Neteller and a bunch of other accounts
     
  4. Sep 28, 2009
  5. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Homemaker
    Location:
    Bierland
    You can't. My guess is that some spam machine is spoofing your email. If there is nothing in your inbox, then this is what is happening. If you are using this email for your Neteller account, make sure you're not using the same password - and make sure the password is safe from password crackers.
     
  6. Sep 28, 2009
  7. GaryWatson

    GaryWatson Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Marketing Consultant
    Location:
    Europe
    Bryan, I have "delivery failure notices" in my inbox. These messages have attatchments but I dont think its wise to open them


     
  8. Sep 28, 2009
  9. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Homemaker
    Location:
    Bierland
    I'm guessing that these are merely bounced messages from the spoof emails. The HTML files are probably the content of the message - many spam filters will do this to spam mails. You can try contacting Hotmail's support - but you might as well build a rocket to the moon. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Sep 28, 2009
  11. GaryWatson

    GaryWatson Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Marketing Consultant
    Location:
    Europe
    This is a message returned

    Thanks Bryan, much appreciated.
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2009
  12. Sep 28, 2009
  13. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    Occupation:
    STILL At Leisure
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    I had this happen a while back. After a peak of 300+ returned "delivery failures" it stopped as quickly as it started.

    Your email address may have been harvested from the first instance, by whatever malware did the spamming from your PC. Getting a new PC will not stop it now, the best cure is getting a new email address.

    As well as using a new and better password, don't use an email address that is simply of the form "firstname.lastname@domain.com" since many botnets construct their spoof outbound sender this way to make the spam appear to have come from a real person.

    If your email is too random to guess, then it is less likely to be spoofed, or be the recipient of spam. If it DOES get spammed, then it is more likely that the spammer was sold or given your specific email address, rather than their botnet having guessed it by stringing together letters, numbers, or names at random.
     
  14. Sep 28, 2009
  15. shadow123

    shadow123 Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    programmer
    Location:
    midlands
    probably is not what is happenning with you, but a few years back, the uk
    gaming industry was bombed with a virus that created and sent emails from the users address book and parts of recieved messages from the users message folders.All the messages contained the virus as an attachment.
     
  16. Sep 28, 2009
  17. GaryWatson

    GaryWatson Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Marketing Consultant
    Location:
    Europe
    Thanks for the response everyone. Yeah apparently it has been happening for a while. I'm also receiving a lot of block notifications for the messenger service. One e-mail I know of has been using my full name. It's a really old email account, short and simple like myself. I have deleted my entire contact list, I'l start to switch everything over and hopefully that will be the end of it,

    thanks again
     
  18. Sep 29, 2009
  19. GaryWatson

    GaryWatson Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Marketing Consultant
    Location:
    Europe
    UPDATE

    Apparently this is a virus that spreads so watch out.

    I spoke to a few people today on my contact list. If you open these e-mails, the virus will attach itself to your contact list, so beware
     
  20. Sep 29, 2009
  21. Jasminebed

    Jasminebed Closer to 100 than Birth

    Occupation:
    Not in workforce
    Location:
    Ontario
    My daughter had a similar problem with an account being hijacked...nothing showing in her sent messages, and she only became aware of it because the ISP contacted her about violations of their anti-spam policy. She ditched the address and made a new one.

    Our ISP forces a primary address on you of your first initial, last name and a single digit, just the kind of thing we are supposed to avoid.
     
  22. Sep 30, 2009
  23. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    Freelance Designer
    Location:
    Edmonton Canada
    :lolup: good line, I'm going to use that!
     

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