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Strange notes from

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A few days ago I started to get about 20 strange messages from:  The subject is: Delivery Notification: Delivery has failed.  The message goes on to indicated an email sent by my account to random people I don't know was not deliverable becaus the address does not exist.  The itmestamp indicates the original messages were sent at a time when my computer was turned off.


I checked and my sent folder does not contain these messages, virus scan by Verizon tools and Norton indicates my machine does not have a virus.


Has someone been spoofing my email name and sent messages to random people?  When the messages hit an unknown account I get the error at my in-box??


Can anyone help me understand what's going on???  Sample message with my email name removed appears below.


This report relates to a message you sent with the following header fields:


  Message-id: <>

  Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2011 20:24:47 +0800

  From: My eamil name goes here>

  To: {edited for privacy}

  Subject: hellosahuli


Your message cannot be delivered to the following recipients:


  Recipient address: {edited for privacy}

  Reason: Remote SMTP server has rejected address

  Diagnostic code: smtp;550-5.1.1 The email account that you tried to reach does not exist. Please try the recipient's email address for typos or spaces. Learn more at s3si3563033

  Remote system: dns; (TCP||52709||25) ( ESMTP s3si3563033yhn.71)


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Re: Strange notes from

What e-mail client are you using?

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Re: Strange notes from

nds to me like your account has been hacked and someone's been using it to send dictionary spam. Change your password, secret answer, and run a virus scan. It's better to be safe than sorry.

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