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Windows 7: Someone "Spoofing" My eMail Return Address From OP

29 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Someone "Spoofing" My eMail Return Address From OP


Sr. Citizen, and not too sharp with this, so please bear with me if I am not following the forum protocals correctly.

This relates to my previous post of my getting several "can't deliver" kind of eMails each day that I have not sent. Apparently someone is spoofing my Comcast eMail account over the last few weeks.

Very worrisome to me, and with all of my problems now, this is about the last thing I want to contend with. Sure don't like the idea of someone using my eMail account.

Thanks so much for the help; really very appreciated.

I thought I would start a new Post on this, as I imagine my original one is pretty well buried by now.

Sorry I did not get back to you on this sooner, but was unable due to medical issues.

Here, I hope, are the 2 DDS files from the scan program you asked me to Upload for you:

Do let me know your thoughts, what I might do, and anything else that might be helpful.

Again, thank you,

Attached Files
File Type: txt attach.txt (44.4 KB, 5 views)
File Type: txt dds.txt (16.0 KB, 7 views)
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29 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu

Hello Robert11

VistaKing is no longer on this forum.

I have moved your post to the security forum where hopefully other members can provide you with guidance on your issues
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29 Aug 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

I've emailed Jacee to follow up on this.

Jacee : Roberts original original thread of the problem:
eMails Being Sent By Themselves ?
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29 Aug 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Hi Robert11, first of all ... using a different computer, change all of your passwords!

Next, make sure proxy settings are disabled:
1) Under “Tools” in the browser tool bar select “Internet Options”.
2) In the “Internet Options” window that pops up, click the “Connections” tab at the top.
3) Click “LAN Settings” near the bottom of the “Connections” section.
4) If the “Proxy server” checkbox is marked with a check, click it to deselect/uncheck it.
5) Click “Ok” to close the “Local Area Network (LAN) Settings” window.
6) Click “Ok” to close the “Internet Options” window.
Make sure "Proxy server" is still disabled under your LAN Settings.

Now, download (free version) Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop
Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computer
* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.Right click to run as Administrator, using Windows 7 or Vista.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
* When completed, a log will open in Notepad. Please save it to a convenient location. Copy and Paste that log into your next reply.
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07 Sep 2013   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
Can't use Port 25

Be sure to check that your mail server requires authentication and properly configured. More instructions here:
Using Email Client Programs with Comcast Email
To prevent spam and to ensure the security of our network and customers, Comcast no longer supports the use of port 25 for sending email. If you use an older email client (Outlook Express, Outlook, Mac Mail, etc.), this may impact your ability to send email. To learn more about port 25, please visit our FAQ.
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