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    Unhappy Somebody sends SPAM and viruses from my email

    Since last week I've been starting to receive letters like these:
    Dear User,

    the message with following attributes has not been delivered,
    because contains an infected object.

    Sender = pxzzh@777-online-gambling.net (may be forged)
    Recipients = iuniond@carrier.kiev.ua
    Subject = The commander of a U.S. nuclear submarine lunch the rocket by mistake.
    Message-ID = l1L5Nl5x045354

    Antivirus filter report:
    --- Dr.Web report ---
    Following virus(es) has been found:
    Known virus(es):
    Trojan.Spambot

    Dr.Web detailed report:
    [75406] drweb.tmp.qFGs2u - archive MAIL
    [75406] drweb.tmp.qFGs2u - archive MAIL

    drweb.tmp.qFGs2u/Full Text.exe infected with Trojan.Spambot


    Dr.Web scanning statistic:
    Known viruses : 1

    --- Dr.Web report ---

    The original message was stored in archive record named:
    drweb.quarantine.mXZWao

    To receive original message please reply to this message or forward it
    to: drweb@lucky.net .

    If you do not want to receive an infected letter, just do nothing and it
    will be deleted automaticaly.

    If you have any questions or comments, please send them to
    postmaster@lucky.net .


    --
    Antivirus service provided by Dr.Web (R) Daemon
    ( http://www.drweb.com )

    The message or an attachment did not reach the intended recipient(s).

    Subject: Chinese missile shot down Russian aircraft
    From: rkw@777-online-gambling.net
    To: rrusaw@lbcc.org
    Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2007 08:35:13 -0700

    Reason: virus detected (Troj/Dorf-Fam)
    Action: deny
    This message was sent to eta@777-online-gambling.net:
    Our virus detector has just been triggered by a message you sent:-
    To: f---jackjack-hsiao@ioeinc.com.tw
    Subject: Chinese missile shot down Russian aircraft
    Date: Sat Jan 20 23:35:41 2007

    One or more of the attachments (Full Clip.exe) are on
    the list of unacceptable attachments for this site and will not have
    been delivered.

    Consider renaming the files or putting them into a "zip" file to avoid
    this constraint.

    The virus detector said this about the message:
    Report: MailScanner: Executable DOS/Windows programs are dangerous in email (Full Clip.exe)

    So, what does it mean? Somebody uses my domain that to send Spam and viruses? How can I protect myself and my domain?

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    Aksana:

    The same thing happened to me. I contacted my host and they told me to check and see if I had my domain email set to "catch all" - meaning any email sent to my website if mis-spelled, I still would receive it. I did have it set to "catch all" which meant that anything sent to my site would come to me through email.

    My host told me someone was using my domain address as a phishing attack. My host asked me to remove the "catch all" from my email. This stopped all those junk emails that were not delivered from being returned to me. I was receiving hundreds per day.

    So, I can only receive emails now if properly addressed to webmaster or whatever real email I actually have set up.

    Thats unfortunate, but at the same time, I did NOT want my site to be used by spammers/phishers and hurt my sites reputation.

    You might want to talk to your host about this. My concern was that it was eating up my bandwidth as well!

    Good luck,
    Last edited by Ziggy; 21 January 2007 at 7:31 am.

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    Yes, I set catch all to one of my emails, so I have to disable this feature, because I'm tired of those letters. Thank you Ziggy.

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    You are very welcome - I know how annoying that is. Your host will be happy too!

    Best,

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