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strange e-mail

by user427 / April 20, 2004 8:51 PM PDT

I have Windows XP installed on my computer. I have been getting frequent e-mail from an unknown source with no return address that states something to this effect: "Sorry to inform you but your e-mail to exhyd@fnrcxxjyz.com (a fake domain) cannot be delivered. The e-mail is being returned to you." I never heard of the faked domain and I certainly never sent this e-mail. I think that I am being harassed by somebody but I don't know who. Does anyone else get this type of message? What can I do to stop this type of message? Thank you very much.

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Ignore, delete, never open. Set up rule to delete or change your address (nt)
by LarryD / April 20, 2004 9:25 PM PDT
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Re:Ignore, delete, never open. Set up rule to delete or change your address (nt)

That's interesting. A rule? Assume for a minute some of us never heard of setting a rule and wouldn't know how to do that, or how to enter a rule in OE. Could you give an example please?

Thanks,

~Dave

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Re:Re:Ignore, delete, never open. Set up rule to delete or change your address (nt)

Blocking or setting a rule rarely works in cases like this. Someone has faked your address and is sending spam. Usually they use it for one mass mailing and move on. I would report it to your ISP. They may want you to forward the mail to them.

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I block all Mailer Demain (or whatever the name is) messages (nt)

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How to set up rules
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(NT) Thank you. :O)
by Mailman / April 20, 2004 10:19 PM PDT
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Re:strange e-mail
by phattdaddy / April 21, 2004 6:28 AM PDT
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Since you have already opened this E-Mail and it is relatively harmless apart from it's nuisance value and the fact that it is unsolicited, Click on Messages come down to Block Sender and click.
Sender blocked no problems!

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Re:strange e-mail
by billyenesy / April 21, 2004 12:48 PM PDT
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Go to http://www.mailwasher.net a free program, which when used will let you see what mail you have before it gets to your computer, will let you know which e-mail contains spam and possible viruses etc. and lets you delete the junk mail before it gets to your computer. Bill

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