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Windows 7: eMails Being Sent By Themselves ?

23 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 64bit
eMails Being Sent By Themselves ?


Here's a really weird one.

Happened today, never before, on my iPad, and I see now also on my PC running W7. Using Thunderbird for my PC eMail.

Both the iPad's Mail, and the PC Thunderbird mail, seem to be trying to send eMails, by themselves, to parties I've never heard of.

The eMails gets bounced, with a msg. saying mailbox is unavailable, no such party, etc.

How can it be happening without my actually composing and sending an eMail ?

What might be going on ?

Virus, Malware possibilities, or...?

Any thoughts would be most appreciated.


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23 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Click here DDS

Click on Download Now button

When the download is complete . Drag the DDS program from the Downloads folder to your Desktop

Double click the DDS icon on the Desktop then click the Run button to run the tool.

Place a check next to attach.txt and click Start . When done, DDS will open two logs
  • DDS.txt
  • Attach.txt

Save two logs onto your desktop and upload them with your reply

How To Upload a File
Click on the Go Advanced button under the Message box . Scroll down to Additional Options then click on Manage Attachments in the Attach Files sections . Click the Browse button locate the file then click on the Open button . In the Upload File from your Computer section click on the Upload button . Wait until it finishes uploading then close the window . Then click Submit Reply .
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23 Aug 2013   #3

Microsoft Windows 10 Home Build 15036

I used to see this type of problem while supporting Outlook at a larger company. One thing that happened was, when sending mail to multiple addresses, when the mail server hit an address that didn't make sense, i.e.,, the server would not send mail to any of the recipients that came after that address, in alphabetical order. When our users were setting up their address book, we often suggested using such an address as the first entry. That way, when a virus attacked the user's Outlook and tried to send a mass mailing out, the mail server would stumble on the first address and quit sending mail. We set up the server to send mail to the admin that alerted him to this type of activity, and the support team (including myself) would run to the rescue.
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