Ok tonight I got slammed with junk mail, truly slammed, smacked around and slapped silly. It was like "Fantasia" except instead of walking brooms, it was a stream of e-mail. Before anyone asks, no, my primary address is not nor has it ever been, posted anywhere on the net. Only a small group of friends even know it exists, I have NEVER gotten spam at my primary. I use a cheapie Yahoo account for internet biz. Anyway, back to the onslaught on e-mail. They weren't really "spam" as nothing was being avertised/sold. They were all basically variations of a couple of themes but all of them had an attachment of some kind (I couldn't open them anyway.) Somewhere in the text there were removal notices but unlike regular spam, there was no way to do so (yes, I know not to reply to removal instructions.) The sender's address seemed to be from a personal account (unlike the firstname.lastname@example.org's we've all seen) and in fact it was a .edu address. So I wrote to it.....it bounced back. Ok, fake addy afterall. Then I noticed something. I was gonna forward it to a friend of mine when a new e-mail address showed up in the strange message. It was an AOL account. The actual text was "X-apparently originating from (withheld)@aol.com" so you guessed it, I wrote to them. I got a response this time from a real person. They claimed not to have sent any of the messages. Ok, so why were they originating from his/her address then? In the space of a half an hour, I got almost 50 e-mails then it trailed off to 2 every 10 minutes or so. Nothing has arrived in oh, the last hour (knock on wood) or so. A friend of mine said something similar happened to him. He got 100+ in 1 day all from the same bogus address. He said it was probably computer automated and it stopped after 24 hours. So has anyone else ever experienced this? It was driving me BONKERS, lemme tell ya (and no, I cannot block e-mails at my primary address I'm sad to say.) Let's hope I've seen the last of this kind of activity.