Monday, July 12, 2004

What Do You Do When Someone Keeps Sending You Infected Messages?

I've been constantly "virus-spammed" for the last few months by someone sending spam from the address enrico.bertolaz. He seems to be a researcher in a university in Italy (you can google him if you like), but the flow of infected messages is so nauseating that I am assuming he is not doing it on purpose. What do you do in such a situation? I've of course created a filter, but why exactly is this happening? am I the only one being targeted? is the spam-bot on his computer, or somewhere else? Should I warn him, and if so, about what?


At 12:48 PM, Anonymous said...

Usually viruses use addresses they find in the infected user's address book for the from-header. Thus, it usually makes no sense to warn the guy in the from header, as he is not the one who's infected. Instead, someone, who has your and his address in the address book, is the real infected.

At 3:20 PM, Anonymous said...

Use the Message filter under Tools of Thunderbird to remove emails from the sender with the name to the Trash.

At 5:40 PM, chithanh said...

You should examine the mails' headers to find out whether this spam really originates from that university.


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