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    I may be over-reacting and the problem (if it exists) may be unrelated to this site, but I have reason to believe that at least one spam message (apparently about Mrs. Obama and presumably obscene) has been distributed through an e-mail and purporting to come from me. It popped up in my in-box as coming FROm me and TO me !!!

    If anyone has encountered this, please inform me directly (Hughhall AT allstream DOT net). I would like to determine the extent of the problem.

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    Hugh Halliday
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    Hugh,

    I think this is possibly something that just involves your address and yourself. I'm not sure how it works but I believe there are spamming programs that can latch on to an address then send it a message purporting to have originated from the same address (if you see what I mean). I've received a couple of similar emails myself in the past, but simply deleted them - looking at the message paths they appear to follow different routes.

    As usual I'm happy to be corrected.


    Brian

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    Don't worry Hugh you are not alone I had the same one earlier today and there have been others. A lot of legimate sites need you to lodge an e-mail address and there is clearly new software that can pick this up quicker and use it . I am on with AOL and their spam filter picks it up but it still needs to be deleted. If you think you have one, simply delete it without opening it. I opened one ,within a Spam folder, to find if there was an Address or keyword to block, but now I just delete unopened.
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    Everyday I apparently send myself e-mails to and from my work address offering cut price Viagra and other enlargement services etc. The employer's spam filter traps all them nicely, but I do get a daily summary.

    What's most likely occured is that your e-mail address was compromised (unintentionally) by someone else and the spambots simply spoof your address to entice you to open an e-mail from yourself.
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