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Those bounced messages from "Mailer Daemon" can occur when a spammer is
using your email and user name as a forged return address. After I started
receiving them, I did a quick web search and saw that it appears to be
fairly common.

It's unnerving to know that your name is listed as the sender of spam but
apparently, it's clear to the recipient that it didn't actually come from
you, it just routes any bad address bounced back to you, which is a pain.

I did read about a woman whose email address from her personal domain (as
opposed to an email address through a network provider like aol, hotmail,
etc.) was used in this way and her ISP suspended her account until she could
show that she wasn't a spammer.

Roberta Lavadour
Mission Creek Press / Pendleton, Oregon

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jane Conneen" <LFarmPress@xxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 5:11 PM
Subject: [BKARTS] Re:       Re: VIRUS ALERT

> I also must have some kind of a virus and I have a MAC too. I thought MACs
> were immune to viruses!
> So far, I have received twenty to twenty five Mailer Daemon messages - all
> false messages. Has this happened to anyone else? And does anyone know
what to
> do about it?
> I have no idea what to do about it but, if it continues tomorrow, I will
> the MAC store and see if they have a solution.
> Does anyone else have this problem? You probably shouldn't open anything
> the   Mailer Daemon unless you are pretty sure where it might come from
> Jane Conneen
> Lfarmpress@xxxxxxx

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