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Windows 7: Phantom email address

23 Apr 2011   #1
RonBin79

Windows Seven Premium
 
 
Phantom email address

I seem to have a phantom email address within my system, an address I cannot find in my address book f_sansom@tiscalli.co.uk. I keep being informed that the post master is unable to deliver this email as the address does not exist.

Problem is, I don't know anyone by the name of Sansom. I have searched my emails with no results. Can anyone tell me please how can I root out this phantom and delete it from my Outlook 2010?

Happy Easter and bet wishes,

RonBin79


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23 Apr 2011   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi,

Check your Outbox for any messages that may be attempting to send but fail. You may also need to access your email provider website and change your user password in case your account has been hacked (worst case).
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23 Apr 2011   #3
wilywombat

win7
 
 

Hi Ron, This could be caused by a hacker intercepting either your email address book or somebody who has your email address in their email account. The logic goes something like this.. Hacker obtains a friends email contacts list via some trojan activity. They then send spam from contact 1 in the list to contact 2, then from contact 2 to contact 3, contact 3 to contact 4 etc. As you can see if this happens and you are say contact 2 in your friends list then contact 3 will receive an email supposedly from you when in fact you had nothing to do with it. The best thing you can do is to try and find out which of your contacts knows anyone called f_sansom at Tiscali.co.uk. and advise them that thier email may have been compromised.
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23 Apr 2011   #4
Imperfect1

 
 

Something similar has happened to me on occasion and I've never really thought much about it. But since my email (and PayPal account) have been hacked a number of times, I'll bet you're right, wilywombat, it probably does have something to do with an attempted hacking --- either of the OP's email client or someone else's.

I don't know any way to get that email address out of one's system, either.
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23 Apr 2011   #5
RonBin79

Windows Seven Premium
 
 
Phantom Email Address.

Thank you for the advice, I have just blind copied the whole of my address book asking about this address, will have to wait and see what happens.

Thanks again,

Regards,

RonBin79
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23 Apr 2011   #6
RonBin79

Windows Seven Premium
 
 
What's this and how do I get rid of it??

Suddenly an oblong screen which has a yellow background has appeared with the following: -

+ ------- |

Correcting Deleting Splitting Joining

BKSP Del ->
TAB Enter
Space <- ->
Num Sym Web

Has anyone any idea what this is please and how the devil do I get rid of it?? I have tried to do a screen shot ctrl and PrtScr but for some unknown reason it won't take it on board.

Regards,

RonBin79
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23 Apr 2011   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

I would most certainly advise you to scan you computer with your anti virus. I would also use Malwarebytes Anti Malware, Super Anti Antispyware. After updating all of them. Of course one scan at a time.
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23 Apr 2011   #8
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RonBin79 View Post
I seem to have a phantom email address within my system, an address I cannot find in my address book f_sansom@tiscalli.co.uk. I keep being informed that the post master is unable to deliver this email as the address does not exist.

Problem is, I don't know anyone by the name of Sansom. I have searched my emails with no results. Can anyone tell me please how can I root out this phantom and delete it from my Outlook 2010?

Happy Easter and bet wishes,

RonBin79
I get emails like this from time to time. They are spam not sent from or by me to anyone. They are some spammer trying to get hits on valid email addrress by sending a email that looks like it was sent by you to a undeliverable address, Webmaster or something like that.
In the future just delete them.
Now that you have, what seems, opened, read and maybe replied to it I don't know what is going to happen.

As to that other problem it could if been caused by opening that email.
Never open/read any email that you don't know who it is from. The delete key is your friend.
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23 Apr 2011   #9
RonBin79

Windows Seven Premium
 
 
Phantom email

I haven't answered or try to open an email with this address. It seems it is being generated by me and the post master is coming back telling me he can't deliver it.

RonBin79
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23 Apr 2011   #10
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RonBin79 View Post
I haven't answered or try to open an email with this address. It seems it is being generated by me and the post master is coming back telling me he can't deliver it.

RonBin79
Yes like I said in my other post. I have gotten those without ever sending the email in question.
Could also be someone who is using a phony return email address and it just happens to be yours.

That is what I think the ones I get are from. They are never from my ISPs post master. So they have been sent to some undeliverable address from some other ISPs server, mail service. They use the return address listed in the header to send out the undeliverable notice.
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