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Re: Returned Mails
From: khayes () eastbay com
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 22:51:01 -0500


Another option you may want to consider is that the virus has tacked your
name into the REPLY-TO field in the SMTP header.    I'm receiving around
3000-4000 e-mails a day being received through our firewall for accounts I
KNOW are no longer being used.  While some of them are just spam, a
considerable number of them are return messages stating the original
message had a virus infection.


Ken Hayes
Network Administrator
Eastbay / Footlocker.com
khayes () eastbay com



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Hi,

This is probably a stupid question but I could do with some confirmation
of what I think is happening. I've been receiving a lot of 'return' emails
claiming
they have been returned as I have a virus. Example below:


A virus was found in a message sent by this
account.

--- Scan information follows ---

Result: Virus Detected
Virus Name: W32.Netsky.C () mm
File Attachment: posting.txt.com
Attachment Status: deleted

--- Original message information follows ---

From: ************* () guru4u co uk
To: ********.com
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 23:32:12 +0100
Subject: SPAM: the truth?
Received: from netcel.com ([80.42.154.232])
 by nospam.netcel.com (SAVSMTP 3.1.0.29) with SMTP id M2004042323185126674
 for ********.com>; Fri, 23 Apr 2004 23:18:52 +0100



I have up to now guessed these were down to 'someone' else's pc infected
with netsky or mydoom but after a lull I have been bombarded with loads
of such mails over the course of the day.

I would just like some reassurance that this is indeed due to other
people infected boxes rather mine. I have of course run several full
system scans with Norton av with the latest definitions etc and do use a
firewall, Spybot etc.

I've googled and this starts to confirm my suspicions but isn't
authorative.

Thanks in advance,

Guru



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