Re: OT: Inundated with bogus(?) warnings I'm infected

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Mike McCarty wrote:
> This is my bet. Someone who has me on his email list is
> compromised, and is spoofing my address.

No, it's not necessarily that simple any more. The gathering of e-mail
addresses is often separated from the sending of spam.

In other words, yes, all their e-mail addresses will probably be
harvested, but it will probably be other computers that will send spam
to those addresses, and the ones that send you spam will have got your
address from the spammers' central lists.

And that means you probably don't have *one* machine to shut down --
there's a whole network out there.



(And my sigmonster's got the right idea...)

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