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I have been receiving emails from virus blockers saying that I sent an email containing the sobig virus but I have definately not been infected with it.
Edited:reworded for clarification.
I've written a letter to my ISP as emails just get a generalised response.
Not sure if it's wise to post the ISP name.
Anybody else found this? and any suggestions of a fix? - moving ISP wouldn't help the domain blocking.
As for the topic, it's a common spammer tactic called "spoofing" --very
easy to do. If they are not interested in a reply (or interested in deflecting the reply), anyone can mimic anyone else's email address.
Amazon.com has just sued some spoofers. Article and links here.
I had one university tell me to install virus protection on my system. I really hope they got my response!
Sorry, this degenerated into a war story.
Please take the test described at the end of this article:
And then please take the appropiate actions regarding how you handle
I can't get any WinTel virus, have never had one of them and will never
get one of them either.
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MacOS X 10.2.6 Jaguar ; Mozilla 1.5b ; PowerPC G4 800MHz
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To day I've never had one single postmaster neither apologising nor responding in any way. I guess they are *really* embarrased by their ineptitude :-)
Maybe there would be grounds for a libel suit?
They *do* accuse you of having done something that you haven't done on dubious grounds and due to their professional position they *really* *really* ought to know better, so there's really no viable excuse for them.