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.
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