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Has my computer been infected by a virus?


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Some of my mail has been returned with the following message:

This is the SMTP Server program at host me.freeserve.com.

I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could not be

be delivered to one or more recipients. It's attached below.

For further assistance, please send mail to <postmaster>

If you do so, please include this problem report. You can

delete your own text from the attached returned message.

The SMTP Server program

<emil[at]thesupportgroup.co.uk>: host malign2.totalweb.net.uk[]

said: 554 Service unavailable; Client host [] blocked using

bel.spamcop.net; Blocked - see

http://www.spamcop.net/bl.shtml? (in reply to RCPT TO


Reading the forum discussion items this seems a common problem.

However, I am also receiving a lot or returned/undelivered mail purporting to be from me. Each return seems to come from my e mail address but with a different set of random letters before the [at]. Does this mean that my computer has been infected by a virus? If it has can I get rid? I have a Zone Alarm firewall in place and several other anti spyware/virus programs operating.

Can anyone help?


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I would say that more reading would help. As far as the ISP and blocking issue, start with any of the Wannadoo/Orange/Freeserve Subject titles .... same owners, same issues.

The "I didn't send those e-mails" situation even has its own FAQ enry ... "Why am I getting all these Bounces?"

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