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    Angry Junk Mail Screensaver

    I keep getting junk mails, about 2 or 5 a day. A screen saver is sometimes attached which of course I have not run. Other attachments have come also, I assume possible viruses. I have never got this kind of junk before. Any ideas?

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    Bots have reached your site?
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    Someone you know has gotten infected.

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    Seems to always be from different people though. How can I find out?

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    There really isn't a way, the virus reads everything on the computer for email addresses, and then it mails every one from many fake addresses.

    My advice, don't take it personally, let it be.
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    How about the "received" header? Virus can't fake that, they can only add extra, correct? Might give you a clue. Most virus don't even try to add any faked "received" headers because email servers kick the mail back as relay. Where's Chrisd when you need him?
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    It's not hard to spoof an email address. I doubt that the account that is sending the "junk" is doing it knowingly or intentionally. If it bothers you that much, set up a few mail filters.

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