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How to avoid spam (not) sent by me?
Thread poster: Clarisa Moraña

Clarisa Moraña  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 13:52
Member (2002)
English to Spanish
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Feb 12, 2006

Dear fellows,

About a week ago I started receiving spam emails apparently sent by me. That is, the sender e-mail address is, apparently, MY e-mail address.

Return-path:
Envelope-to: myname@mydomain.com
Delivery-date: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 19:24:50 +0000
Received: from myname by blue.host.proz.com with local-bsmtp (Exim 4.52)
id 1F8Mq1-0003QF-KS
for myname@mydomain.com; Sun, 12 Feb 2006 19:24:50 +0000
X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 3.1.0 (2005-09-13) on blue.host.proz.com
X-Spam-Level: **
X-Spam-Status: No, score=2.3 required=5.0 tests=HTML_FONT_FACE_BAD,
HTML_MESSAGE,INFO_TLD,MIME_HTML_ONLY,URI_NOVOWEL autolearn=no
version=3.1.0
Received: from [##.151.1#9.1##] (helo=email-business.com)
by blue.host.thissite.com with smtp (Exim 4.52)
id 1F8Mpy-0003Q3-SA
for myname@mydomain.com; Sun, 12 Feb 2006 19:24:48 +0000
Received: from ####.247.60.20
(SquirrelMail authenticated user sales@turbonet.com);
by email-business.com with HTTP id J85Gz015709896;
Sun, 12 Feb 2006 19:24:27 +0000
Message-Id:
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 19:24:27 +0000
Subject: Boost your future business with a impressive logo
From: "Lamonica Noel"
To: myname@mydomain.com
User-Agent: SquirrelMail/1.4.3a
X-Mailer: SquirrelMail/1.4.3a
X-Priority: 3
X-Antivirus: AVG for E-mail 7.1.375 [267.15.6/257]
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="=======AVGMAIL-43EF8BBE0A3A======="


How can avoid this kind of spam without blocking my own email address? I'm using Incredimail Xe. My domain and email address are the ones provided by Proz to its members.

Many thanks.

Clarisa


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María Teresa Taylor Oliver  Identity Verified
Panama
Local time: 11:52
English to Spanish
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A previous post... Feb 12, 2006

¡Hola, Clarissa!

Upon reading your post, I immediately remembered this one:

http://www.proz.com/topic/42434

Hope it helps!


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Dina Abdo  Identity Verified
Palestine
Local time: 19:52
Member (2005)
Arabic
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And yes ... Feb 13, 2006

They are sent from YOUR e-mail to YOUR e-mail even if not by you. I figured it out when I found tons of receipts in my junk folder for the e-mail sending spams to my other e-mail

Viewing the topic Maria recommended (that's the poor me topic), you'll notice that I ended up with nothing but deleting those e-mails until they stop alone.

And by the way ... DO NOT OPEN THE FILES ATTACHED IN THE SPAMS SHOWING PICTURE FILES. As I found it on the internet, you'll see nothing then, but your files (docs and other text formats) will go empty one after one. So, be careful!

Good luck, and please let me know if you were ever able to solve that annoying trouble out


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davidgreen
German to English
one suggestion Feb 14, 2006

Just in case your email account was hijacked change the password on the email that the spam appears to be being sent from. However, it's probably as the other post suggests, just appearing to come from you. Hence, you can change your filter settings to block all mail coming from this account into the one where you're receiving it (don't forget you've done this if you decide you'd like to email yourself something).

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