[ot] yahoo email

Jules Dubois de6l5rp02 at sneakemail.com
Wed Jun 9 05:31:23 UTC 2004

In article <20040608124455.46257.qmail at web40902.mail.yahoo.com>, on Tue,
08 Jun 2004 05:44:55 -0700, David Faught wrote:

> Just so you're aware, someone is sending out lots of email with
> attached viruses using my Yahoo email address as the return address.  I
> don't believe that they have access to my actual account, and so don't
> have access to my address book with this list in it.

It's unlikely they have your account's password.

> I also don't know why they're picking on me, [...]

They're not picking on you.  For the last four years, at least, many
new Windows viruses and trojans find email addresses in Outlook and other
address books and some search the file system.  It's likely someone who
for some reason has your email address on their Windows box is infected,
and the malware is replicating itself in your name.

> other than possibly envy of my astonishingly good looks (ha ha ha).

On the other hand, it could be a new form of virus.  Fortunately, most of
us are immune to those.

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