Spam message sent from my yahoo mail
Thread poster: Mahmoud Rayyan

Mahmoud Rayyan  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:14
English to Arabic
Nov 28, 2008

Peace be upon you all,

when I opened my yahoo inbox folder I found a lot of auto response messages from people in my contact list came to me as a response to a message I sent to them,
and when I opened my sent folder to see when and how I send this mail to the people in my contact list,
I discovered that a kind of spam is sending mails from my account to selective members of my contact list, the message header is "Good day!!!"
and the topic is:

How is going now !
I got a good webiste ,that guys sell electronics,the price is cheap and quality is nice .
Go and check it : www.(Stupid spam).com,

I am getting mad, how that happened and how can I prevent this thing from occuring again,
Right now I am running the free version of SUPER Antispyware,
I need your advice, I am not an expert in the anti virus software, I am using only NOD 32 2.5 as my antivirus software, and I feel it is good for protection, Please help me, and inform me if there are main protection software the freelance translator should use it on his PC.

[Objet modifié par l'équipe ou un modérateur 2008-11-28 20:48 GMT]


Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:14
Member (2003)
Finnish to German
+ ...
You can't do much about it Nov 29, 2008

As long a they use another computer than your own for sending these messages.
This week I started to receive spam messages from myself. It will go on for a while and then stop.


Mahmoud Rayyan  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:14
English to Arabic
Another computer than mine!!!! Nov 29, 2008

Thanks Heinrich for your reply, but I cannot get that, what do you mean by using another computer than mine for sending, I didn't consider this option at all, for I saw the sent items folder and found those spam mails which means that it was sent from my PC, (That's what I thought)
how come someone sends mails from my mail box using another PC?
does it mean that he knows my password, or what, Please illustrate?


Caryl Swift  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:14
Polish to English
+ ...
Contact Yahoo Nov 29, 2008

Hi, Mahmoud,

It's probably a good idea to report the incident to Yahoo! - if you haven't already, that is. Also, have you had a look at the Yahoo! Mail section of Yahoo! Answers, in case other people have posted about the same problem?

Best wishes,


Mahmoud Rayyan  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:14
English to Arabic
Good Idea Caryl Nov 29, 2008

Thanks Caryl for the idea, actually I didn't contact Yahoo about this but I will now and I will search also for an answer in yahoo answers


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