[thelist] Email address misused to send out viruses :(

Daniel Barker DBarker at uk.insight.com
Wed Jul 2 08:58:58 CDT 2003

does not sound like anything to worry about.

most probably, the virus picked a random address from an outlook
user's addr book to use as the 'from' & you just happened to be
in that addr book.

10 seconds on google leads to this:


which confirms that.

-----Original Message-----
From: muinar [mailto:evolt at muinar.com]
Sent: 02 July 2003 08:54
To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: [thelist] Email address misused to send out viruses :(

Hi listees   :)

Today I received a delivery failure message containing the
attachment your_details.zip  :(  It came from an address that I
never sent anything to. It claims that it has been sent out
using Outlook, while I am only using Eudora.

Ok, it seems that my main email address is being misused to send
out ugly viruses. Oh, that reminds me that last week I got a
complain from a chinese Symantec user that I had sent him a virus
using another important address of mine... I double checked my
system - no virus at all. And of course I don't know this guy.

Is there anything I can do besides sitting and waiting until the
dust settles?

Thanks for any insights...


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