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[*] Post 383275 posted on 18-7-2009 at 16:26 Reply With Quote
Is this a virus in my e-mail??



The problem:

I am getting lots of messages "Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender"; apparently my PC is sending "automatically" e-mails that are being rejected by "The Postfix program" at outbound1.bluetie.com.

What is this?? How may I solve this problem?? FYI I use Win XP and Outlook.

Thank you
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[*] Post 383283 posted on 18-7-2009 at 19:04 Reply With Quote


It's less likely to be a virus than the fact that your e-mail address has been harvested - ie someone has "acquired" it, probably along with a load of others, and uses it to send out spam messages. When the recipient's address is a wrong one, that "undelivered mail" message comes back to you.

There's not much you can do about it. Most times, the spammers move on to another block of harvested addresses, and your problem comes to an end - for a while, anyway!

And, as far as I recall, you can't just change your current e-mail address. You have to set up another one, which creates more hassle for you because you have to tell all your legitimate contacts etc.
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[*] Post 383299 posted on 18-7-2009 at 23:52 Reply With Quote


Yes.For sure they have got your mail address.You will have to put up with it untill they drop it.Hope its not to long.Mine was over a few months.
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