Constant email rejects for email I never sent

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by Eileen, Aug 5, 2004.

  1. Eileen

    Eileen Guest

    I have been getting system and mailer daemon notices that
    email I have sent was rejected by a server. This has been
    going on for months. I thought it was one of those tricks
    to get you to open up the attachment. I have always kept
    my PC (WinXP Pro) patched and the virus updates are done
    daily...Norton is set to automatically push the updates
    and I go to Intelligent updater on days that it does not
    update. I never open attachments that I am not expecting.

    I am concerned because I just learned that someone opened
    PayPal and eBay accounts in my name...something that I
    have never done.

    Is anyone else out there getting these email rejection
    notices? Or am I just lucky?
     
    Eileen, Aug 5, 2004
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  2. Nope, you're not the only one. They are just coming from computers,
    which are infected by a virus or so and they just happen to have your
    name/email address on their hard drive. There's hardly anything you can
    do about it. Just don't post your email address in any public forum.news
    group.

    Keep your computer updates with the latest software updates/patches and
    also the antivirus software. Hopefully you also run a firewall? If you
    run Windows XP and you don't have a firewall installed then at least
    turn on XPs firewall:
    "Use the Internet Connection Firewall"
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/learnmore/icf.mspx

    --
    Jurren Bouman
    MVP Windows - Security

    "Microsoft Trustworthy Computing: Security"
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/default.mspx
     
    Jurren Bouman, Aug 5, 2004
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