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  1. #1
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    Help, targeted by spam/virus

    I get up this morning, and find a couple hundred messages in my inbox like "Unable to deliver message".

    They are all spam emails that contain my sales [at] utaria.net email address as the 'From'.

    Is there anyone here that can help me figure out who is sending the spam? Its a viagara one. All I have is the bounced messages, so I can't get the header info of the original sender.

  2. #2
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    Lucky you, Amish-geek! To review what you know:
    The email virus is forging your address as the reply-to, and you're getting the bounced messages. So you want to get the headers from the message that bounced, to know whose infected computer is sending it.
    If the server bouncing the message is chopping this out, I don't know how to do that. Are you checking your email in Windows, presumably with an antivirus? In quarantining the viral payload that may have bounced, it may have chopped away the part of the message you want to see. If you can run linux and check your email with that, it might display the part of the message that shows the original headers of the outgoing viral spam. Good luck!

  3. #3
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    Well, I'm not sure if its virus, or spam. Its looking more like spam (Viagra spam)

    But I know some spammers use viruses/spyware to send their spam.

    Other than that, correct, my address is the forged 'from' address, and I'm getting the bounces. I'm using Thunderbird in Windows to check my mail.

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