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User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Posted (12 years 3 months 9 hours ago) and read 1575 times:

Recently I have been receiving MAILER-DAEMON Returned mail:user unknown Emails, without sending any mail. Fearing a virus or some other scam, I delete these without opening. Wondering if anybody else has experienced this. Maybe it's just a glitch in all these electronic web thingies?...Jack

all best; jack
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User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 9 hours ago) and read 1558 times:

Most likely, someone is using your e-mail address as a "spoof", so that it looks like you have sent the e-mail, then it tries spamming all these invalid addresses and you are the lucky recipient of all the "delivery failure" messages. It happened to me and for about a month, I got on average about 200 "delivery failure" messages per day. My ISP could care less, so I was tempted to just let them fill up my mailbox (I quit using the ISP required e-mail account anyway), but then I figured they'd punish me, so I dutifully checked the e-mail and promptly deleted everything.

User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 7 hours ago) and read 1543 times:

Hmmm, I should think that folks would have more valuable stuff to do w/ their time...anyway, thanks for the info, Goeingboeing; I understand it a bit better now...Jack

all best; jack
User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 6 hours ago) and read 1531 times:

I got one last week and deleted it. It does contain the virus sobig.f or something like that so delete it if you receive another.


User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 5 hours ago) and read 1518 times:

Usually, If I send email to someone and it takes a few minutes later it returns to my email with "Mailer-Daemon Email". It's okay to open email but never open if you don't send email to someone's email. If you were still online for a long time. That's mean you are safe. Never open email if you don't sent email or more than a few hours later. Do not open email.


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6483 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1461 times:

The returned mail does not contain the sobig.f worm, it means the worm has your e-mail address in its file and is sending mail with your address. Just delete all the notices, your e-maill address book and let people know you will be changing your e-mail address.

You'll have no luck with a virus scan as it is not a virus. It has your address and uses it. The only option is to change. Make it over 11 characters and containing numbers and letters. You'll be OK then.

I always thought I would work until I died. I find that I am ready to not work anymore.
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