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My friend is receiving emails that appear to be from her own email address.  The body of the email provides an email address to respond to.  The message appears to be requesting funding for some environmental or such other project.  When we place the sender's address in the blocked messages category these messages keep coming in.  How does this nefarious individual do this and what can we do to obliterate this practice?
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capreol

My guess is that you cannot block your own email address if it is the sender.  Is that true.
The whole thing can be categorized as email hijacking and it is a most unpleasant form of human behaviour!
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When checking for viruses or other malware it is best to use live CD with network access.
Many malware types can easily fool AV software running on a live system.
Do not forget to check boot sector as well.

In case you do not have a anti virus present on the system, take a look at www.av-test.org to find one that works for you.