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    Specialized Member ChAnMaN's Avatar
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    ohh dear, im a spammer?!?!

    So this morning i go to check my hotmail to delete the usuall 15 or 20 spam i got all night............but this time there are also about 20 or 30 postmaster Delivery Status Notification (Failure). In case you didnt know those are the emails you get when you send a message to an incorrect email.

    but the funny thing is.....i didnt send the emails. I opened one up and apparently i sent out quite a bit of emails advertising "Hoodia Weight loss" from my address.

    How is this possible...and...Is there anything i can do?!!?? someone help me!
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    Someone in your address book is probably infected by aome sort of trojan horse virus or something. Those emails are probably being sent from that computer using your email address (and everyone else in their address book). I just had that happen to me and contacted my server. I changed my email password and was told it would just run its course and then stop. It is harmless but quite annoying.

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    i've recieved them too. i really believe it's just a ploy to get you to open their email.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChAnMaN
    ohh dear, im a spammer?!?!

    Duh, Fooboy!!



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    Specialized Member ChAnMaN's Avatar
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    I cant really contact my server if its hotmail though....is there a some could fake the return address of an email?

    becuase the email that sent it to me was postmaster@hotmail.com

    and thats the real hotmail address for that.
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    The best way to fix that is to change your address. Put a digit in there someplace. Or something.
    ...just say shimaNO

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    That darn Yankee TexasGuy's Avatar
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    That's an old spammers trick. just delete them and change your password to something that has numbers, lower case letters and upper case letters and maybe a strange character like _ or $
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    Specialized Member ChAnMaN's Avatar
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    my password is already 14 random alpha numeric case sensitive characters........

    i mean give me a break

    i think im going to by my own domain so i dont have to put up with this hotmail bs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChAnMaN
    my password is already 14 random alpha numeric case sensitive characters........

    i mean give me a break

    i think im going to by my own domain so i dont have to put up with this hotmail bs.
    You'll have the same problem, just in 3-9 months depending upon where you use your e-mail address. It's not bs that's specific to any real mail provider although arguably Hotmail could use better spam filtering..
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    Specialized Member ChAnMaN's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGuy
    You'll have the same problem, just in 3-9 months depending upon where you use your e-mail address. It's not bs that's specific to any real mail provider although arguably Hotmail could use better spam filtering..
    damn you logic
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    The spam did not necessarily originate from your hotmail account. The spammer may have simply put your address in the "From:" -field when sending out the e-mails, and that's why you're getting all the failure notifications. Happened to me once. But you might want to check your computer for spyware, backdoors etc just to make sure.

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    Specialized Member ChAnMaN's Avatar
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    avg ran last night and this morning i got nice "trojan loop found"

    i love viruses
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChAnMaN
    avg ran last night and this morning i got nice "trojan loop found"

    i love viruses
    I love people who surf the net as admin even more.
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    oops.

    LOL I was thinking that you meant that other spam.

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