[Scottish] Is my computer now a spam bot?!! (Help!)

Kyle Gordon kyle at lodge.glasgownet.com
Sun Jul 20 22:32:41 BST 2008

On Sunday 20 July 2008 20:33:06 babaguy wrote:
> Hello All -
> I opened up my myway inbox just now and saw to my horror a message
> apparently sent out by MY e-mail address - e.g. babaguy 'at' myway dot com
> and the subject line on the e-mail is something like 'Angelina Jolie XXX
> video...'
> I have a mac now, and no anti-virus software as everyone seemed to think
> 'Oh, it'll be all right - there aren't many viruses for macs...' etc.
> Have I been spam-bot'ed?
> If I characterise the message as spam I won't be able to receive any
> messages I send myself (to include attachements, etc. so I can print them
> later, elsewhere)
> Probably time to scrap myway, anyway...
> Any thoughts from any of you? Help would be greatly appreciated.
> Yours apprehensively,
> - Paul B.
Check the headers. 

It's quite possible you've just been joe-jobbed, where spam is sent out with 
your address as the return address. It's also possible the spammer is just a 
clown that sets the return address to be the same as the recipient address 
for every bit of mail (s)he sends.


Kyle Gordon - 2M1DIQ
kyle at lodge.glasgownet.com

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