Computer Security Compromised?
November 4, 2011 8:52 PM Subscribe
What exactly is occurring in my Outlook Account. And what should I do about it?
posted by jcworth to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
About twice a day some variant of this email appears in my DELETED file of Outlook:
From: Mail Deliver System
To: (my email address)
This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.
Delivery to the following recipients is still underway after 13.7 hour(s): * email@example.com
(OR SOME OTHER SPAMMY EMAIL ADDRESS)
Will keep trying and contact you if the message can't be delivered permanently.
Have I been botted? My computer shows no virus, I use MS Essentials, Firewall, etc... But it looks to me like my computer is being used to generate emails that I can not see... I get about 2 variations of this daily, which makes me wonder if a bunch more messages are being sent out on my account that I can not see because they are going through with no failure to deliver message. Though they do not show up in my sent file. What to do? Abandon email account and computer? I am about to switch anyway. None of my online accounts appear to have been hacked, and this has been going on a very long time...
thanks for your opinion