I sent an email requesting support on a government issue to over 15 people back in July. In the email there was a link where people can send a "predone" email to their congressman. Ever since I sent the the intial email, this email keeps resending itself out to the same 15 people. Almost every other day, it appears in their inbox. I know, because I also sent the email to my work address and it's happening there as well. People are starting to become annoyed, and I don't know what to do? Has anyone ever heard of this? It's an email that I initiated, but have only sent once. It is literally sending itslef out. HELP!
Have you tried deleting every instance of the message from your email program? Check the Inbox, Outbox, Sent Items and Deleted Items (that's the Outlook/Outlook Express terminology...your program may differ) and dump every copy of the message you find.
If every copy is deleted, there software should find nothing to send out. Worth a shot, anyway.
Thanks for the input. I went searching for the email everywhere I could (INbox, OUtbox, Delted, Saved, etc.), and there was none to be found. Then, I went in and cleaned all my temp, cookies and temp files out. Now, I'm running a virus scan with Norton.
I run virus scans with Norton quite often (yes, it's updated very often.) I was having a problem with viruses being emailed to my address. Norton kept catching them and I have blocked all the senders. Do you think that something got past Norton? I was going to try one of the others sites you recommended and try to scan for viruses.
I had something similar happen once. An email was sent to me with something like 28 attachments. The ISP's mail server freaked out and kept replicating it and sending it (created 65 megs of it in my mailbox). I had to call my ISP and have them clear out my mailbox to get it stopped.
If the virus scan showed nothing and if your ISP is as customer-friendly as mine, might give them a call and see what they can do for you.
Housecall found 14 infections of the Klezworm in my restore files. Norton scans never showed it. I ran the system clean on my system. Then, I ran the Kelzworm fix from Symantec. The I scanned the system again using housecall and it came up clean. Hoepfully my problem is fixed. Thanks for all the advice!
Congratulations on finding the culprit. We'll keep our fingers crossed that it solves your problem. You might want to send that fixtool to everyone oin your address book as well? And hope they do the same.
Yes, I am running Windows ME. Excuse my ignorance, but how do I go about purging the restore files? I tried to find them when I discovered there was a virus in there, but failed. After I ran a System Clean the viruses didn't show up again anywhere (including the restore files.) Do I still have to purge them?
In short, you need to scan to the bottom of the page Newt just provided:
In Control Panel, click System.
Click the Performance tab.
Click the File System button.
Click the Troubleshooting tab.
Click the Disable System Restore check box.
Click OK, and then click Close.
Restart your computer when prompted.