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Guest

I am getting spammed with hundred of e-mails from postmaster saying my e-mail
was undeliverable or failed delivery. I did not send a mass mailing. The spam
is coming to my domain e-mail, which my Web host says is not protected by its
spam-blocking software. But I never had this problem until I installed MS
Windows Service Pack 2 last week.
 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

Medical said:
I am getting spammed with hundred of e-mails from postmaster saying
my e-mail was undeliverable or failed delivery. I did not send a mass
mailing. The spam is coming to my domain e-mail, which my Web host
says is not protected by its spam-blocking software. But I never had
this problem until I installed MS Windows Service Pack 2 last week.

Not related.

Anyone can spoof a sender - viruses and spammers do this all the time. And
the innocent spoofee gets the NDRs. You can use rules to get rid of these
messages, or manually delete them, but the problem is unlikely to be on your
computer if it's patched with Windows Update, is behind a firewall, runs
good/constantly updated antivirus software, and you practice Safe Hex.
 
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Brian Tillman

Medical Writer said:
I am getting spammed with hundred of e-mails from postmaster saying
my e-mail was undeliverable or failed delivery. I did not send a mass
mailing.

The mail you're getting is no SMAP, per se, it's a reaction to SPAM.
Someone who has you in their arrdess book has had their PC compromised and
the malware affecting their computer is hijacking your address, using it as
the sender address for the mail its sending out. The routers receiving
reject the message and properly attempt to return a reply to the sender,
which is your address. So you get the bounces.
The spam is coming to my domain e-mail, which my Web host
says is not protected by its spam-blocking software. But I never had
this problem until I installed MS Windows Service Pack 2 last week.

It has nothing to do with XP SP2.
 
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Brian Tillman

Brian Tillman said:
The mail you're getting is no SMAP, per se, it's a reaction to SPAM.

"The mail you're getting is not SPAM, per se, it's a reaction to SPAM."
Damn fingers!
 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

Brian said:
"The mail you're getting is not SPAM, per se, it's a reaction to
SPAM." Damn fingers!

I thought SMAP was Serious Mail Annoyance Problem.
 
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