gkar

Thunderbird Mail: Do I need Worry?

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Hi,

I have recently been experiencing multiple "mail delivery failed: returning message to sender" emails. I'm not sure where they have come from, they are not contacts I have ever used or known. It is only happening on one of my multiple addresses: the one I primarily use. I don't use this address for registering to any website/forum I have ANY doubts about. Obviously, I have run a couple of full scans with Malwarebytes, which show no issues. What else should I do in the interim?

I am not enough of a PC whizz to know if this is a virus, & Malwarebytes is only doing it's job in preventing them from being sent. Or if it is an issue directly with Mozilla Thunderbird.

Any assistance in directing me to the right path of curing this concern would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Hi gkar,

When I get such messages it is from my e-mail provider. Generally because I try to mail something to a non-exsistant mail-adres. (Mostly due to typo's).
Could this be the cause of your problem?

Regards,
Durew

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Thanks for the reply.

The email addresses are not anywhere near what I could mistype. Plus, the numbers I am getting them in are too great for any errors at my end; at least, by my own hand.

Am wondering if I should do an online scan to confirm no problems locally.

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Hi gkar,

Now you mention it, a piece of malware could send messages without your knowledge, so checking for an infection wouldn't be a bad idea..

If you want to make sure you are not infected I'd recommend turning to the malware removal part of this forum. It deals with "am I infected?"-questions as well. I advise to read this post first, it explains what steps to take before posting. That way everything runs more smoothly.
If they give a clean bill of health you're good. It would give me more confidence than yet another anti-malware/virus scan.

I hope this helps.

Regards,
Durew

 

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