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Here’s the situation: Lately, several people have told me that I sent them a computer virus. I don’t know how this could be so. Below are the facts:
- I use an iMac for my email. Mac’s aren’t susceptible to .exe files. (By the way, it’s OS9, if that matters).
- The offending emails are coming from my Yahoo! address. I use this address for most of my professional email needs. The emails are never hosted on my local computer. Composing a Yahoo! email is similar to composing a post for the SDMB, in that you fill out a form and text fields in a browser window.
- Hi, Opal!
- I only send and receive email using a web browser. I’ve used both IE and Netscape. I don’t use Outlook, Outlook Express, Collabra, or any other email reader for this particular address. On the iMac, I don’t use OL, OE, etc. at all. OE is installed, but it’s not configured to send or receive email on any account.
- I sometimes use a PC (Win95 – don’t laugh! ) to check this email address, but, again, it’s always with a web browser.
- I have an extensive address book at Yahoo!, but some of the recipients of “my” viruses are not in the address book.
- I occassionally receive emails at my Yahoo! address that are large in size (155kb and up), but have no text in the body. The sender and subject, however, are usually familiar or seem reasonable.
- Yahoo!'s tech support is no help with this. :rolleyes:
How could I be sending email viruses? What can I do to stop them? All I can figure is that someone else is sending the viruses (unintentionally, I’m assuming) and using my address as the sender.
Thanks to all who read this and especially thanks to those who have an effective solution.