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Hi Friends
I received this email today, expecting to see an email address I recognised, and figuring that a friend's mail server was full or down.

But I never sent email to this address and now I wonder if my computer is being used as a SpamBot (or something). :(

Any ideas?

Thanks!

The original message was received at Thu, 26 Jul 2007 19:42:18 +0800
from mx14.singnet.com.sg [165.21.74.114]

----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
<[email protected]>
(reason: 550 5.1.1 User unknown)

----- Transcript of session follows -----
550 5.1.1 <[email protected]>... User unknown
Reporting-MTA: dns; carbon.singnet.com.sg
Arrival-Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 19:42:18 +0800

Final-Recipient: RFC822; [email protected]
X-Actual-Recipient: RFC822; [email protected]
Action: failed
Status: 5.1.1
Diagnostic-Code: X-Unix; 550 5.1.1 User unknown
Last-Attempt-Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 19:52:56 +0800

From: [email protected] (<- I Xed out my personal email for posting here here)
Date: July 26, 2007 7:22:08 AM EDT (CA)
To: "[email protected]" <[email protected]>
Subject: RE:
 

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your laptop may not be used as a spambot. what happens from time to time is that your email address is being used by a spammer as the "sender". They do this to hide their own identity. This can also occur when you become infected with a virus; the virus sends out emails to others in your address book.
 

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Ah, yes, the "spoofing" explanation makes sense, and even crossed my mind (briefly) when I was trying to figure out what this email meant.

This laptop is a Mac, so I knew at least I didn't have a virus :clap: :)

Thanks, folks!
 
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