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Email messages about emails not being deliverable

penneck
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Email messages about emails not being deliverable

I don't know what is going on, but today I have received about 10 emails telling me that emails are not deliverable. I don't know what these non-deliverable emails are. They weren't from me. Fortunately, I have Mailwasher on my pc, so I always look at incoming emails while they are still remote. That way I can get rid of emails I don't like the look of before they get here and do some damage. I have done that with these.

Have any of you got any idea what is going on?

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Baldrick1
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Re: Email messages about emails not being deliverable

@penneck 

I would assume that a spammer is using your email address as the sender. Hopefully they are just using your email address that has been leaked at some time but it would be worth you running a virus checker to make sure that you haven't picked up a nasty.

I have a rule that if one of my email addresses get leaked I immediately change it but I know that I am in the minority and many live with getting spam and phishing emails on a regular basis.

 If you put your email address in here you will see if the bad guys have it https://haveibeenpwned.com/

penneck
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Re: Email messages about emails not being deliverable

Hello @Baldrick1 ,

Having received 11 of these warning emails in a fairly quick burst. they seem to have stopped now (wishful thinking). I did as you suggested, namely checking all of my email addresses (and my wife's too). We all got positive results, but only 1 each. I have run Malwarebytes, Microsoft Security Essentials, and Spybot SD. Only Spybot spotted anything, but then Spybot always finds something.

Anyway, I think I'll stop worrying until I get any more of these emails.

Thankyou