Very strange E-mail problem.

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  1. Jereme D

    Jereme D Stunt Coordinator

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    For the past couple of days, I've been getting spam e-mails and viruses sent to me by myself. The messages are addressed to me, from me.

    I always keep my virus checker up to date. What's going on here?
     
  2. Kevin P

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    They're probably from someone else. A lot of spammers do this, and some viruses (e.g. Klez) do too.

    Check the headers in the emails to confirm this. You'll see what domain/ISP they were sent from, and chances are they'll be different from yours.

    KJP
     
  3. Jereme D

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    charter.net servers are the only ones listed in the mail headers. The Klez.E virus is the one that I've been getting a lot. Probably about 15 times in the past few days.
     
  4. Robin Smith

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    This is indeed most likely the Klez virus.
    What it does is send an email to someone in your contact folder or email folders. It creates the the email to appear to be from someone else in your contact folder or email folders. Thus you email yourself the message (you are probably also emailing many virus messages to others in your contact or email folders).
    Klez has its own SMTP server built in (how mail is sent) so you don't see the emails in your Sent Items folder.
    Check this page at norton's site for info and removal tools:
    http://securityresponse.symantec.com...[email protected]
    Good luck
    Robin Smith
     
  5. Jereme D

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    Thanks for the link. I downloaded that tool and it says it removed the virus. I'm surprised my virus checker didn't catch on to it, though.
     
  6. Kevin P

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    What virus checker are you using? Perhaps it isn't configured correctly?

    KJP
     

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