[pcductape] Re: How does this happen?

  • From: Lisa Schnepf <lars2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 14:14:52 -0400

Thanks, Pam. It happens a lot, and I've been meaning to ask about it,
but always deleted them. This time I remembered. 

Lisa

-----Original Message-----
From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Pam
Sent: Friday, May 28, 2004 12:22 PM
To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [pcductape] Re: How does this happen?


Hi Lisa,
In all likelihood it isn't people at all but virus robots doing this.
These are not viruses on your machine but on someone else's machine who,
at the time, also had your email address on their computer. You know how
viruses borrow addresses from the infected machine to send itself to,
well many of today's viruses also borrow one of those addresses to say
that it sent itself from. It's called spoofing. So what you are seeing
is the virus's failed attempt to send itself to someone which bounced
and returned to the spoofed "from" address, you. Don't worry about them.
All you can do is delete them.

Pam

>-----Original Message-----
>From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>[mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Lisa Schnepf
>Sent: Friday, May 28, 2004 11:09 AM
>To: PCWorks
>Subject: [pcductape] How does this happen?
>
>
> I get messages all the time like this, saying that my email didn't get

>delivered.  I'm enclosing the attached text message, so you can see 
>what it is.  I never send any of these emails.  How/why are they 
>getting my name and email address?  Why do they do this, and isn't it 
>ilegal? I don't have a virus. I already scanned. Thanks.
>
>Lisa
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: postmaster@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>[mailto:postmaster@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>Sent: Friday, May 28, 2004 3:46 AM
>To: lars2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Failure)
>
>
>This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.
>
>Delivery to the following recipients failed.
>
>       ard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
>
>
>

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