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GMman

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10-20-2010 03:00 PM

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For the last 3 weeks I am getting on my email address a message “postmaster delivery failure” as I look at my sent messages I see pages of unknown email address some days 200 up to 500, I wonder if any of you LJ members have had the same problem.
Now I have to change my email and that takes 2 to 3 weeks to try to find all of my contacts and transfer them to the new address.


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#1 posted 10-20-2010 03:08 PM

You have a virus that is sending emails to people in your email account. Run a virus scan.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#2 posted 10-20-2010 03:14 PM

I did rivergirl 3 times and nothing came up

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#3 posted 10-20-2010 03:19 PM

are you using yahoo/gmail/hotmail/web based email? or outlook/mail/local mail application?

IF its a web based email account you don’t need to get a NEW EMAIL – just change your password. If it’s local you may want to try a better anti virus program.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

#4 posted 10-20-2010 03:20 PM

She’s right buddy. I’ve never had a problem with viruses using my email for spamming others (mine is Google mail), but that’s what is happening with you. Maybe switch to a Gmail account? Or is that already what you have??
I hope it gets fixed for you.

By the way, is the doc helping the carpal tunnel get better?

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses

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#5 posted 10-20-2010 03:21 PM

Good tip on changing the password. And remember to use uppercase and lower case and a number. Harder to hack.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#6 posted 10-20-2010 03:33 PM

Thanks you all I use hotmail purp

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#7 posted 10-20-2010 04:28 PM

I did receive similar notificatiopn from USPS. I thought it was a genuine mail address mistake, so I replied them informing that I’m not living in US.

I copied the sender’s info if you like to see…. but I could not open the attachment in form of .jpg file.

From: United States Postal <usps>
Subject: USPS Delivery Problem NR45819215
To: masrol_sm@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 4:43 PM

Anger over Australian taser video

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 10-20-2010 04:41 PM

GMMan – just change your password, delete all undelievered mail notifications, clean up your mailbox and you should be good to go – no need to get a new email.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#9 posted 10-20-2010 05:37 PM

What PurpLev is suggesting is very good advice and is the minimum you should do. It should actually be regular practice to do this. Every 3 months is a good start. I am an IT Manager and I force the users to change their passwords every 90 days. If you are still having problems PM me and I will be happy to help.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#10 posted 10-20-2010 08:07 PM

Thanks all

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