E-mails with attachments containing a virus

  Dumble452 16:04 14 Jul 04
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I have 2 e-mail addresses, one (blueyonder)for trusted contacts and one (hotmail)for all the others.

Over the last few days I've been plagued by messages from Blueyonder saying they have intercepted an e-mail which had an attachment which contained a virus, nearly all I-Worm.NetSky.d and all from e-mail addresses I do not know.

I just delete them and get on with life, but how do these people find my e-mail address and haven't they got something better to do with their lives??????????

  spikeychris 17:31 14 Jul 04

When the I-Worm.NetSky.d was at its peak I was receiving up to ten a day, AVG and Outlook took care of them so it wasn't that bad. However it can be a pain, "but how do these people find my e-mail address"? Address books of other users who have you, Forums, Chartrooms ETC.

  Dumble452 23:50 14 Jul 04

Like you I'm well protected, but it is still annoying.

  Nellie2 00:01 15 Jul 04

I've had loads of these just recently... but I use mailwasher to filter my mail and I just deleted them from the server.... It was annoying last week and the week before when I was getting between 5 and 10 a day... but I haven't had any for the past couple of days so fingers crossed they (whoever they are) are getting bored with trying to infect my comp!! :)

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