My 'puter trying to reply to spam by itself??!!

  g0slp 09:01 13 Jan 04

Running XP Home, with fully updated NAV & Mailwasher.

On checking email this morning, Mailwasher had 29 messages to hand, all spam.

Did the usual 'process mail' routine to delete this garbage, and my 'puter tried sending 4 emails on its own. Error message then came up, saying that I couldn't send them because I didn't have a Yahoo account. (That's true, & I suspect that that was a good thing?).

On checking my OE 'Sent' box, there was no trace of anything.

Can anybody shed any light on this? I've never seen it before, & I'm somewhat concerned. A manual AV scan, AdAware & Spybot check hasn't shown anything.

  johnnyrocker 09:14 13 Jan 04

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  g0slp 09:28 13 Jan 04

johnnyrocker & recap - I'll try & revert. Had already run Spybot, but maybe there's been an update?


  g0slp 23:48 13 Jan 04

Nothing adverse reported, & it's tried to reply to a piece of spam again this evening. Weird. maybe one of our night owls has an idea?

  VoG II 23:54 13 Jan 04

Have you set Mailwasher to bounce messages?

If supposedly sent messages are not in the Sent folder then they have not been sent, unless you have a virus.

  tafoody 23:54 13 Jan 04

its not just trying to bounce them is it? and perhaps you've put in your smtp details incorrectly in mailwasher.

give more details about the error, is it from mailwasher?

  g0slp 00:13 14 Jan 04

Thanks for your responses.

No, I don't bounce spam, & the settings have been unchanged for the last few months

The error message is from symantec - will scribble it down & post, the next time it happens.

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