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EMAIL ID 'HIJACKED'

by swati / October 29, 2004 1:55 PM PDT

Have been having huge problems with my email id. Although i change the password regularly, i keep receiving messages from various isps , incl. my own saying a message sent by me had a virus etc. even when i havent emailed those people.
I have 3 a-v programs running on both my desktop and notebook so i know my machines are virus free. I also have adaware and x-cleaner installed to prevent spyware. This even happens when i am on holiday and havent accessed my mails.
A friend mentioned that someone has probably used my id as a 'proxy'server and is shooting out junk mails from it. but if i change my password as often as i do, how can my id continue to be hijacked in this mannner ?
Any and all advise welcome
Thanks !

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Re: EMAIL ID 'HIJACKED', it's new SPAM.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 30, 2004 5:48 AM PDT
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New SPAM is using such to entice the recipients to open the emails to see what the issue is. The ploy is simple.

Send you email about bounced emails (that you didn't send), an email that you sent out a virus (that you didn't send) and the list goes on and on.

This new spam will get a lot of people to open UNSOLICITED EMAILS that they should just delete and never open.

Bob

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Re: EMAIL ID 'HIJACKED', it's new SPAM.
by swati / October 30, 2004 3:20 PM PDT

Thank you. I've yet to figure out just what revenue spammers generate that would warrant such 'innovative' spamming !

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Here's the reason.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 31, 2004 1:18 AM PDT

Most spammers can only send so much email. What they are now doing is sending out spam with HIJACKING CODE to take over machines and send email from the HIJACKED machines.

Here's a wired.com article about the issue -> http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,61457,00.html

The spammers are very inventive and try more than every trick in the book to hijack machines to deliver more and more spam.

It's very important to know what's going on and to just delete those unsolicited emails.

Bob

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Re: EMAIL ID 'HIJACKED'
by sachin Bhosale / November 21, 2004 6:23 PM PST
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Which part of the world are u frm??

Just want to know the place and the isp. I think i can figure it out.

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