Ron, I'm thinking that this happened from this site being able to read or use third party cookies. As you know, the IP address is no big trick to obtain. You probably had the yahoo email address in a cookie that got read and harvested. I looked a little for some evidence to back this up, but couldn't find any on a cursory search so this is just an "educated" :-) guess. I'm sure you have tried SpyBot at some point, but go to http://security.kolla.de/index.php?lang=en&page=download and download and install version 1.2. Run it next to Pest Patrol. Personally, I paid for the new version of Ad-Aware and still run SpyBot as well. This new version installs in "simple mode" by default and is pre-configured to search just for spyware and no longer detects half your registry and all of your recently opened file list. You can search the help file for instructions on starting it in "Advanced mode" so you can access the settings to customize it. Simple mode is not very configurable but it does not need to be. I actually like it better then ad-aware. It scans faster, fairly user friendly for the novice and every now and then finds things that ad-aware is not "aware" of. Spider -----Original Message----- From: 24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ron Allen Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2003 10:28 PM To: Beaney, Derek Subject: [24hoursupport] Re: OK, how did the spammers do THAT? Hello Derek, (1) Web-based (2) No, but thank you for asking <g>. OK, seriously, I haven't deliberately visited a porn site in a very long while. (3) I have Pest Patrol, updated weekly, installed and operating, and scan regularly. A scan shows no spyware. Thanks, Ron For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.