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Hi.This is weird. In the last day or two I have had emails bounce back at me, except these are ones I didnt actually send. Some had attachments and seemed to be home businesses, ebay, etc. I have browsed home business sites and ebay several times but this is strange. Here was the header of one attachmant:
From: Sender Unspecified
Date: 6 Feb2004 16.59
There were 3 other similar emails concerning your site, and several other ones apparantely sent by me to different sites (ebay, penis enlargement etc) which of course i didnt send.
Here is the content of one other:
Hi. This is the qmail-send program at ma4.justnet.ne.jp.
I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.
See here to Japanese error messages.
Sorry, no mailbox here by that name. (#5.1.1)
--- Below this line is a copy of the message.
Received: (qmail 9928 invoked from network); Fri, 6 Feb 2004 08:20:48 +0900
Received: from ool-44c419db.dyn.optonline.net (220.127.116.11)
by ma4.justnet.ne.jp with SMTP; Fri, 6 Feb 2004 08:20:48 +0900
Received: from 18.104.22.168 by 22.214.171.124; Sat, 07 Feb 2004 00:20:47 +0100
>From: "Kip Winkler" firstname.lastname@example.org>
Reply-To: "Kip Winkler" email@example.com>
Subject: Your own ebay business
Date: Sat, 07 Feb 2004 02:19:47 +0300
html> head> title> /title>
body background=3D"click here">
font color=3D#ffffff size=3D1>order confirmation. your order should be s=
hipped by January, via fedex.
your federal express tracking number is %RANDOM_WORD. /font> font size=3D=
font color=3D#ffffff> thank you for registering. your userid is:
%RANDOM_WORD /font> /font> br>
a href=3D"click here"> img src=
=3D"click here" border=3D"0">
p> strong> font color=3D"#FF0000">Learn to Make A Fortune With Ebay! /f=
font color=3D"#9933CC">Complete Turnkey System /font> br> font color=3D=
"#FF00FF"> /font> strong> font color=3D"#000000"> Software - Videos - Turo=
rials /font> br> font color=3D"#FF0000">Get 2 F*R*E*E Airline Tickets If Y=
ou Order NOW! /font> br>
a href=3D"click here">
Cl !--%RANDOM_WORD-->ick Here For Information /a> /strong> br> /p>
/font> br> br> br>
p> /p> /p>
p> font color=3D"#000000" size=3D"2" face=3D"arial, helvetica, sans-seri=
a href=3D"click here">here /a> if you would not like to =
receive future mai !--%RANDOM_WORD-->lings. /font> /p>
Im really sorry for the long post but this is weird.Its one thing having spam/home businesses email sent TO you, but as far as I can read these i am supposed to havereplied or signed up or whatever. Hope someone can help!
It could be just spam. I wouldn't worry too much about it - spammers are trying to catch people out with loads of different methods. If you're worried though, to running a spyware eliminator like AdAware, just in case there's any nasties on your machine.
Good luck with it!
not so much a worry as right royal infringement on ones paranoir.
as the guys and gals before have pretty much concluded, plus...changing my e-mail address wiped em all out for now.
simplest and best advice though, is just don't open what you not expecting...'kitoff and keep your av up to scratch..best of luck.
Get a spate of these every day, all containing Novarg. It's as VoG says, your email address is being spoofed to hide the real scource. If anyone complains to you just tell to wise up on how these things work.
I posted this in another thread.
Assume some people have your details in their address book and get infected by a worm.
The worm will create an email addressed to someone randomly chosen from the infected persons address book with a randomly chosen email address from the same address book as the fake sender(which may be you). The worm adds the "payload", i.e. a copy of itself, and sends the email.
When it is received, a virus protection program will see the infected attachment and generate a return email (to you as the spoofed sender).
This advises you that you may be infected which, in most cases, is not true. The technique was originally designed to warm potential virus victims so that they coud take action. It is not such a good technique for worms. Given that worms are so variable, it is unlikely in the short term that a containment technique can be devised and implemented by the various manufacturers of protection software.
In the meantime just delete suspicious emails, delete any attachments they have, use protection to ensure you are clean. The protection should be an antivirus system, regular scans with the likes of Adaware, Spybot etc. (lots of guidance in this forum) and a Firewall for belt and braces.
The M$ mail clients are the normal targets as they come with the OS. You could choose another client like Eudora which the bad guys usually ignore.
NEVER give way to the temptation to have a look inside something suspicious just out of interest!
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