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  1. americamba

    americamba Thread Starter

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    Hi, I get thousands of these emails, Ok hundreds... Am I sending spam? I don't think so. Are these spam attacks? Are they hurting me? what can I do? I have replaced my domain name with xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx in this post.

    thanks, Frank


    The subject line is: Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender.


    The content is: This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.

    A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
    recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:

    [email protected]
    No Such User Here

    ------ This is a copy of the message, including all the headers. ------

    Return-path: <[email protected]>
    Received: from [118.71.25.31] (port=62051 helo=alrov.co.il)
    by host.gnservers.com with smtp (Exim 4.69)
    (envelope-from <[email protected]>)
    id 1L6zZf-0006XS-RG
    for [email protected]; Sun, 30 Nov 2008 22:35:52 -0500
    To: <[email protected]>
    From: <[email protected]>
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Importance: High
    Content-Type: text/html
    X-GNServers-MailScanner-Information: Please contact the ISP for more information
    X-GNServers-MailScanner-ID: 1L6zZf-0006XS-RG
    X-GNServers-MailScanner: Found to be clean
    X-GNServers-MailScanner-SpamCheck: spam, SBL+XBL
    X-GNServers-MailScanner-SpamScore: ssssssssssssssssssss
    X-GNServers-MailScanner-From: [email protected]
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  2. etaf

    etaf Wayne Moderator

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    i suspect you have a virus / spyware - when I have seen this before - basically it looks throughout your PC at all tempory internet files and uses those emails to send to

    do you have a virus scanner which is up to date
    if not you can use an oline version
    http://housecall.trendmicro.com/uk/
    or
    www.avast.com - free scanner for non commercial use

    also download and run

    spybot http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-amp-Destroy/3000-8022_4-10122137.html?cdlPid=10861988
    ad-aware http://www.lavasoft.com/

    all above are free

    then you may need to load a hjt log and move to malware forum
     
  3. americamba

    americamba Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the response. I ran antivirus, adware, and spybot and came up clean. wonder what's up? It may be some spammer who has my address who uses it and gets caught? In that case, he is not attacking me but it is a pain. That is only a guess by someone who has no clue... I'm grabbing at straws. any other ideas? thanks, Frank
     
  4. etaf

    etaf Wayne Moderator

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    sounds like it is a spammer with your email address, i dont how you cant avoid that,
    you could set up a rule to move those email into a folder to at least clean up your inbox
     
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