November 11th, 2009, 06:58 AM #1
mail returned emails when no emails sent
hi i keepgetting emails in my aol email account telling me that mails has been returned when i have not even sent any emails,
are these related to a virus or some other security issue, i have not read any of them as a precaution and would like to stop them but dont know how, could anybody tell me what they are about
i have attached a picture of my mailboxthere's someone in my head but its not me
November 11th, 2009, 08:40 AM #2
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Just delete them, they are emails trying to get you to click on the links in the message. There really isnt much you can do about them, they are already being flagged as spam so that is a good start. Deleting them is the only thing really
November 11th, 2009, 10:53 AM #3
yeah i thought they where sinister, i usually delete them just they are just annoying i get about 5 or 6 a daythere's someone in my head but its not me
November 11th, 2009, 01:04 PM #4
Any trick to get suckers to click on 'em - punt 'em. google mail (gmail) and fastmail.fm do a good job of trapping that crap too.
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November 11th, 2009, 02:49 PM #5
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Don't just delete -- check your sent mail
First, check your sent mail folder and see if there are any messages in there that you didn't send. If so, change your password and account security question immediately, and do a full virus scan on your computer, because someone is using your account to send spam.
If there are no unusual messages in your sent mail folder, then you are being spoofed. This means someone somewhere is sending spam and putting your email address as the "from". When those messages are bounced, the mailer daemon errors are being sent to you, because you are the "from" address. The messages are in your spam folder, which means AOL recognizes they are not something you want to look at. Just delete them.
November 12th, 2009, 08:32 AM #6
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Just ignore these emails and delete from your inbox donít click on any link otherwise it may occur the trouble of virus.
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