Question about Apple OSX 10.3 for Unix, Mac

1 Answer

For the third time, someone or some bot has sent out emails to many people on my contact lists using my "from" email address. How can I prevent this?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Apple Master
  • 4,806 Answers

Hi,

This sounds like you have a virus on the Mac. You may think that this is impossible because most virus programmers attack Window's based operating systems, this is not true.

About a year ago a trojan was found on an OS X operating system and was serious enough to prompt antivirus programmers to develop software for a Mac system. This mainly because of the popularity of Apple products which have now taken over Microsoft in the world market, so of course hackers and virus programmers alike are targeting Mac's and even iphone's.

What you need a antivirus program for the Mac OS X.

Click on the link below and download ClamXav for Mac and scan for ant issues.




http://www.clamxav.com/index.php?page=dl




Regards.

Posted on Jul 22, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why do Inverted commas get added around my friends email address ?


use the email address without the " at the beginning and end... I suspect in your contact list it shows this email address WITH THE ".

Go into your contact list (address book), find this person's email address listing, and edit it to remove the "

Mar 02, 2015 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

What is a confermtion code


Generally, when signing up with a new site, an email is sent with a link or number you must enter on the site to confirm your email address.
This prevents 'junk' signups from 'bots' or idiots playing games.

Jan 09, 2015 | Facebook Computers & Internet

3 Answers

How do I add an email address to "other contacts" in my gmail contacts?


That probably depends upon the 3rd party. You MIGHT try exporting your contacts list (as a .csv, or Comma Separated Values, file). You can then open that file with Excel or OpenOffice Spreadsheet and change it around however you like. Your 3rd party software may be able to import the .csv file, or you may be able to reimport it into gMail and have it automatically rearrange your contacts.

Aug 03, 2014 | Google Gmail

1 Answer

Strange emails in gmail


Most likely someone you have sent an email to in the past has had their computer hacked, exposing your email address, and now your email address is on a distribution list.

Nothing you can really do about this but mark as spam and possibly set up a gmail filter with some consistent common feature in the subject or message to always send them to spam or trash.

Apr 10, 2017 | Google Gmail

1 Answer

I have had emails sent from my address (not from me). It was suggested tht the only way to prevent this is to change my email address. I don't know how to do that. Any help is appreciated as the emails...


Most email providers like gmail, hotmail etc won't let you change your email address other then making a new account. Reading your question your email account has been hacked.. Best thing to do is change your password to keep them out.. Make sure you use a strong password ...
Use upper/lower case letters and numbers ... Example: SolUtiOnsTodAY20120 ... That would be very hard for hacks to get in with that password

Feb 28, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

There is something going on where all my contacts on yahoo are getting email that looks like it came from me. and i can't stop it


The easiest solution may be for you to sign up for a new email account and then contact all of your friends to make them aware of your new email address and to advise them to block your old address.

You may need to keep checking your old address so that you don't miss any important emails from anyone else not on your contact list. If and when you do receive any important emails at the old address from important sources other than you contact list, you should immediately contact them too and advise them to switch to your new address and to block your old one.

This solution won't fix things overnight but it might be the best way to prevent all your contacts from ignoring your emails. Worse still, if your contacts open any malicious emails from your "alter ego" because they trust that they've been sent by the real you, this could then cause them similar problems and the whole process may need to start again.

Would you kindly rate my answer please if this has helped resolve the problem - thanks :)

Oct 20, 2010 | Yahoo Mail

1 Answer

Someone is sending emails to all of my contacts and it is not me...how do I make this stop, short of closing my yahoo account... my email address is jeepgirltaylor@yahoo.com if this cannot be...


Hi,

There are chances that someone has knows your password and is sending mails from your email id. Check your sent folder to find out if someone has sent mail from your email id.

Or

Someone is using spam email ( third party ) and enter your email id in from field and sending the mails.

Click here to deactivate your yahoo account

Oct 06, 2010 | Yahoo Mail

2 Answers

Someone is sending email using my aol address. Some are from my address book and list no Subject, they heve no message. Many many others are sent and not are not delivered but returned to me with message...


Barb
I would contact AOL and tell them what's been going on. It's possible that someone guessed your password without using a spy program. I haven't used AOL in a few years, but here is where you can get their contact information. I'm surprised Norton didn't tell you that. Good luck, hope it's just someone messing around and nothing serious.

Apr 14, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My email address has been compromised. Someone else has sent an email posing as me to my entire address list.


Contact yahoo immediately. I must say my brother was on blueyonder and obviously I cannot give details, but say it was jimsmith@blueyonder I sent an him an email and didn't put a spot after jim like his address, so it went straight to another jimsmith, whose wife wanted to know what on earth I was sending loving msgs to her husband for!!! Meanwhile my brother thought I had dropped him as this had gone on for a year!!! Report it and good luck.

Apr 25, 2009 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Email account break in


You can try to contact Yahoo Support and see if they have a backup. But generally, unless you make a backup yourself, its most likely lost. However, do try Yahoo Support first.

Nov 13, 2008 | Yahoo Mail

Not finding what you are looking for?
Apple OSX 10.3  for Unix, Mac  Logo

65 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Apple Computers & Internet Experts

marty morrison
marty morrison

Level 2 Expert

26 Answers

Paul Carew

Level 3 Expert

3328 Answers

Martin Buck
Martin Buck

Level 2 Expert

86 Answers

Are you an Apple Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...