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Question by tncmohin
Submitted on 1/30/2004
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I am receiving mail-daemon notices for emails that i never sent.  it is making me think someone is somehow using my email address for spam purposes.  i have also received an email saying i sent a banned .pif file, which of course i didn't, and an email saying that i had a content violation, again, nothing i ever sent.  any ideas as to what is going on and how to fight it?

Answer by Djamal
Submitted on 4/7/2004
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This could be due to a virus; make certain that your computer is protected with an Anti-virus software.

If you have already done that, then it is possible that your mail address is kept on in somebody else's contact list.  Some viruses are known to read mail addresses from a  contact list on an infected computer, then use these addresses to send  emails to others.  Usually these emails are infected with viruses as well.  
Other viruses use another technique to collect destination email addresses; they harvest email addresses from messages in the inbox folder.


Answer by Jan in Texas
Submitted on 2/11/2005
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If you download Spybot S&D (Search and Destroy) for FREE and in Settings, have it start each time you start your browser and you will never have that problem again.  I just went through the same thing.


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