Email S pam Question
Posted on 2004-09-26
I am concerned that it might be possible for others to use my email address without my concent. Basically on occasions I received messages similar to if not identical to the following:-
Your message (header below) has been quarantined because of the following error:
A virus of type Unidentified Virus was detected in attachment your_details.pif
------ Original Message Header ------
Received: from deejakuilders.co.uk[188.8.131.52] by emailsrv.DEEJAK.deejakbuilders.co.uk;
Sat, 25 Sep 2004 14:07:59 +0100
From: enquire @ wedding-cars.co.uk
To: alanbrown @ builders.co.uk
Subject: Re: Your details
Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2004 14:04:44 +0300
I have received messages such as the above (thought I've altered the addresses a bit for the purpose of illustration) through my outlook program. I have not sent emails to the To address so the From address should not be my own. This leads me to think that other people are sending spam or virus emails using my email addresses as such messages as the above are redirected back to me. Is this possible?
Ideas on this would be appreciated and if it is possible for others to send emails that appear to have been sent by me, how can I prevent this.