Wednesday, June 3, 2009
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    Have you ever receive a “Postmaster Delivery Status Notification” saying you sent an email to a strange address. The reasons behind this scenario is the odds are that this reader’s computer didn’t get hacked but for one thing, it’s a Mac, and there’s very little Mac malware afoot.

    It’s more likely that another computer, on which the reader’s email address was saved, got hit with a virus. That virus used the reader’s email as a fake return address on spam sent from this computer. When some of those junk messages bounced, the notification went to the return address. But you shouldn’t assume that you’re fine if you get one of these bounce messages.

    Try to use Anti-virus software with latest viruses update to scan your system for trouble and also check your sent mailbox and make sure that you don’t have anything in there that you didn’t write yourself.

    If you also access your account through a Web mail interface, make sure there’s no spam in the Web sent mailbox. The Web system could have been compromised if you logged into it on an already hacked machine.

    Please don’t panic if you receive this kind of notification from postmaster ok.. be cool. See you on next post…

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