Outlook Express 6

  diesel1948 11:23 15 Feb 05
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I keep getting replies to e-mails I have never sent. These came today, any ideas.
From: "Mail Delivery Subsystem" [email protected]>
To: [email protected]>
Subject: Returned mail: Over quota
Date: 15 February 2005 04:45

From: "Mail Delivery Subsystem" [email protected]>
To: [email protected]>
Subject: *** SPAM *** Returned mail: see transcript for details
Date: 15 February 2005 01:54


From: "Mail Delivery Subsystem" [email protected]>
To: [email protected]>
Subject: *** SPAM *** Returned mail: see transcript for details
Date: 15 February 2005 01:17


From: "Mail Delivery Service" [email protected]>
To: [email protected]>
Subject: *** SPAM *** Delivery Status Notification
Date: 14 February 2005 23:36


From: "Mail Delivery Subsystem" [email protected]>
To: [email protected]>
Subject: Returned mail: User unknown
Date: 14 February 2005 21:25



From: "Mail Administrator" [email protected]>
To: [email protected]>
Subject: *** SPAM *** Mail System Error - Returned Mail
Date: 14 February 2005 21:22


From: [email protected]>
To: [email protected]>
Subject: *** SPAM *** Delivery Status Notification (Failure)
Date: 14 February 2005 20:35



From: "System Administrator" [email protected]>
To: [email protected]>
Subject: *** SPAM *** Undeliverable:Various Pills, worldwide delivery!
Date: 14 February 2005 18:25


From: [email protected]>
To: [email protected]>
Subject: *** SPAM *** failure notice
Date: 14 February 2005 16:56


From: "Mail Delivery Subsystem" [email protected]>
To: [email protected]>
Subject: Returned mail: see transcript for details
Date: 14 February 2005 16:43

  bamfiesler 11:33 15 Feb 05

I got a lot of them a few months ago. At some point, I reckon, you've had a virus that has propagated itself, and these are mails getting bounced back by other servers, I think.

Do a full AV scan.

  Fellsider 11:58 15 Feb 05

You've probably got a virus that has gone through your address book entries OR someone with your e-mail address in their address book has.

I picked the following up some time ago which as far as I know works. (although I don't think I've had any viruses)

Make a new entry in your address book of
'!00000' in the name field. Do not enter any other info. This will then be the first entry in your address book and as such a virus cannot get past it and cannot send anything as there is no address attached to it.

  Fellsider 11:59 15 Feb 05

That's an exclamation mark before the zeros

  Salinger 12:02 15 Feb 05

I think that 00000 thing was discredited some time ago because it doesn't work. Someone may remember a link?

  VoG II 12:02 15 Feb 05

Urban myth I'm afraid.

  Fellsider 12:09 15 Feb 05

Must be that I've just been lucky I suppose but as it isn't bothering me by being in the address book I'll just keep it there.

  diesel1948 12:19 15 Feb 05

Could be right mate, I have been getting virus alerts on the screen (Trojan Horse) I just press heal and it seems to get rid. Are you saying the virus sends out e-mails to attack other computers? You would think the virus would be detected on my computer and stopped before it could do any damage. Just run a full scan & it came up with nothing. In the virus vault there are a number of viruses, can these be safely deleted? I have just tried to send you a screen shot of virus vault but I could not do it, it would not paste. If I copied them and added them into this message? could that infect someones computer that received the message.

  diesel1948 12:22 15 Feb 05

Thanks to all you guys for advice.

  VoG II 12:27 15 Feb 05

Try a scan with a² click here

  diesel1948 13:32 15 Feb 05

Good advice VoG found 4 trojans and 6 other things. Ran AVG free prior to that and it found nothing. Does that tell us something!!!!!!!!!!!.
Thanks again.

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