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    jkdc Guest

    Default Someone using my email address...

    I am getting mass amounts... 50 to 100 messages a day of "undeliverable mail" that I did not send.All with the same Subject line... mass mailing obviously.
    Zone Alarm Suite comes back clean.
    Has someone stolen my email address and sending mass mailings as me or have they hijacked my computer and using my computer for these mailings?
    How do I find out?
    I don't know where to look if Zone Alarm is coming back clean.

    Operating System:Windows XP Pro
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite
    Software Version:7.0

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    zaswing Guest

    Default Re: Someone using my email address...

    Often your ISP provider will notice and shut you off
    Do you have a setting in ZA and/or your mail client (Outlook?) to NOT permit more than x mails/second? If so that's an easy way to stop it, assuming your computer is the mailer.Can you read the details of WHY the mail was undeliverable - any clues there? Perhaps if you quote something here, a GURU can help you. ZASS is unlikely to permit this sort of thing. Has it started recently?
    If I were you and ran out of ideas, I'd post HijackThis over at CastleCops or Bleepingcomputer for understanding but DO NOT FIX ANYTHING

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    jkdc Guest

    Default Re: Someone using my email address...

    Zone Alarm is set to not allow a certain amount of emails...
    The emails are coming back
    from Addressee's that aren't in my address book... to people all over the world...
    I believe someone is just using my email address as a front for their mass emails... it isn't coming from me... but looks like me...
    It is so bad that AOL has white listed my email address... I can't even send personal emails from my computer to AOL addresses of friends... I contacted AOL and they won't remove me from the white list as they say, "[your email address] is coming through our system so often, from multiple IP addresses, that until I fix the issue, they won't change it."
    Here is a typical email I get...

    Toto je informa n zpr va automaticky poslan serverem

    Va i zpr vu

    Subject: Exclusive!

    Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 15:15:16 +0300

    se nepoda ilo doru it na n sleduj c adresy:

    <> ( 550 5.1.1 Mailbox <> does not exist)



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    zaswing Guest

    Default Re: Someone using my email address...

    Sender's base link with details
    Click to show details in the bottom left visible section, also note the 430% jump in their volume statistics
    More details stuff you quoted sounds Czech to me. It says it mimics address of erikke...etc. I think. I don't read Czech too well.
    In my opinion you have a mass mailing worm, usually picked up by opening links and attachments in email. You need to run a good on-line scan and cleanup.
    I don't know if ewido still has one of thoseWithout and ID of the worm or virus nobody can tell exactly how to fix. Here is just one example of what this sort of pest does, this one about e32/Warezov.X which happens to mess up Kaspersky updates.
    I think it's some school kids prank going on, but big time.
    Why don't you go over to CastleCops and review their computer cleanup procedure. You may not need to post HJT, you won't know till you cleanup.
    Edited: there's a very similar post here, and cleanup suggestions

    If I were you I'd now get rid of that AOL address (do you really have to use AOL?), and tell people whom you trust some new email address, such as gmail or yahoo. Once your email address has been compromised, the horse is out of the barn, you can't reclaim it.

    Message Edited by zasuiteuser on 03-23-200703:28 PM

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    jkdc Guest

    Default Re: Someone using my email address...

    Thank you.
    Will do a clean and see.
    I have changed all my passwords too to see if that helps.

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