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A friend of mine is getting many, many spam emails from the same person. She can't figure out if the friend has a virus that is using the address book to send out multiple emails. She is even getting them from me, and I don't even have her in my address book, although I do use Outlook to send her emails.
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It's really easy to spoof the from address in an email, so it not necessarily that that one person has an address.

If anything, it's more likely that your friend has a virus, and that virus is reading from her address book, and attempting to use those address to socially engineer information from her.

I would advise your friend to scan her computer with an antivirus program, such as Microsoft Security Essentials, Avast, or AVG.
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OK, let me give it a shot. Thanks.
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Yep
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