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March 17, 2005 7:38:47 PM

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can anyone help me with this problem that I keep getting only from different
people..
The first one is from...

Postmaster@mfcpa.com this is a automatic delivery status notification
failed...Horton@mfcpa.com

Also this one...Mail-daemon@fo2.seresc.net jay@riversong.com

there is a lot more with the second one but what I want to know is why they
sent it to me.I never wrote to anyone from that address or no anyone I have
been getting these quite often. also I don't bounce any mail so it was not
that way. I hope someone can put some light on this for me.

thank-you
Kathy

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Anonymous
March 17, 2005 7:38:48 PM

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Your email address is on one or more mailing lists that are being used
for automated SPAM distributors and/or automated virus spreading apps.
Nothing you can do about it other than change your email addy, and even
then, it's not a great bet, particularly if you're on a widely used
domain.

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS MVP Shell/User
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/cleanboot.htm
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/security.htm

"katie" <nospam@atnospam.com> wrote in message
news:roi_d.492$WL6.18@newsfe3-gui.ntli.net...
> can anyone help me with this problem that I keep getting only from
different
> people..
> The first one is from...
>
> Postmaster@mfcpa.com this is a automatic delivery status notification
> failed...Horton@mfcpa.com
>
> Also this one...Mail-daemon@fo2.seresc.net jay@riversong.com
>
> there is a lot more with the second one but what I want to know is why
they
> sent it to me.I never wrote to anyone from that address or no anyone I
have
> been getting these quite often. also I don't bounce any mail so it was
not
> that way. I hope someone can put some light on this for me.
>
> thank-you
> Kathy
>
>
Anonymous
March 17, 2005 7:38:48 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

katie wrote:

> can anyone help me with this problem that I keep getting only from different
> people..
> The first one is from...
>
> Postmaster@mfcpa.com this is a automatic delivery status notification
> failed...Horton@mfcpa.com
>
> Also this one...Mail-daemon@fo2.seresc.net jay@riversong.com
>
> there is a lot more with the second one but what I want to know is why they
> sent it to me.I never wrote to anyone from that address or no anyone I have
> been getting these quite often. also I don't bounce any mail so it was not
> that way. I hope someone can put some light on this for me.
>
> thank-you
> Kathy
>
>
DANGER!!!!

Fake returned mail notices are a COMMON vehicle for software you DON"T WANT!

Particularly dangerous are the attachments that supposedly contain
"your" returned message. I always examine such attachments with Outlook
Express's "View Source" function to make sure they are genuine.
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March 17, 2005 7:38:48 PM

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On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 16:38:47 GMT, "katie" <nospam@atnospam.com> wrote:

>can anyone help me with this problem that I keep getting only from different
>people..
> The first one is from...
>
>Postmaster@mfcpa.com this is a automatic delivery status notification
>failed...Horton@mfcpa.com
>
>Also this one...Mail-daemon@fo2.seresc.net jay@riversong.com
>
>there is a lot more with the second one but what I want to know is why they
>sent it to me.I never wrote to anyone from that address or no anyone I have
>been getting these quite often. also I don't bounce any mail so it was not
>that way. I hope someone can put some light on this for me.

You may be getting bombed by Internet Worm Netsky or similar. See:

http://www.grisoft.com/virbase/virbase.php?qvirus_name=...

Scroll down to the description of I-Worm/Netsky.V.

If you're curious and the e-mails contain a file (payload) and you
have installed or install AVG7 or Avast or other antivirus with e-mail
scanning you can find out which worm is bombing you. My experience has
been that sometimes the e-mails don't contain a payload, for whatever
reason, so there's no easy way to know which worm it is.

Be patient, keep deleting them, eventually they'll stop. You might
speed up the stopping by e-mailing all correspondents and asking that
they scan with an AV program (or two). While you're at it, asking
everyone to use BCC instead of CC may help you avoid getting bombed by
these pests in the future.

--
Luke
March 17, 2005 8:19:54 PM

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Thank-you Gary for your help anyway at least I know now.
Kathy
"Gary S. Terhune" <grystnews@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:eZ5vbKxKFHA.1528@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Your email address is on one or more mailing lists that are being used
> for automated SPAM distributors and/or automated virus spreading apps.
> Nothing you can do about it other than change your email addy, and even
> then, it's not a great bet, particularly if you're on a widely used
> domain.
>
> --
> Gary S. Terhune
> MS MVP Shell/User
> http://www.grystmill.com/articles/cleanboot.htm
> http://www.grystmill.com/articles/security.htm
>
> "katie" <nospam@atnospam.com> wrote in message
> news:roi_d.492$WL6.18@newsfe3-gui.ntli.net...
>> can anyone help me with this problem that I keep getting only from
> different
>> people..
>> The first one is from...
>>
>> Postmaster@mfcpa.com this is a automatic delivery status notification
>> failed...Horton@mfcpa.com
>>
>> Also this one...Mail-daemon@fo2.seresc.net jay@riversong.com
>>
>> there is a lot more with the second one but what I want to know is why
> they
>> sent it to me.I never wrote to anyone from that address or no anyone I
> have
>> been getting these quite often. also I don't bounce any mail so it was
> not
>> that way. I hope someone can put some light on this for me.
>>
>> thank-you
>> Kathy
>>
>>
>
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