Behind every bot is a person - it is people that are doing this - they use tools such as bots, worms , trojans and so on.
The are in it to make money - scams etc abound
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@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxTo unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface. To view the message archives simply go to: http://www.freelists.org/archives/pcductape/ Take a look at our homepage at http://pcductape.freewebpage.org/
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