After being absent for 3 days, I check my Hotmail inbox, and what do I see? SPAM!
My usually clean inbox is filled with 34 NEW spam mails, coming somewhere from here: “explorerscomputerjm”
I googled the address, and found a domain “explorerscomputerjm.com”.
But then, while opening some of the spam mails*, one of the people said:
Guys, this email turned up in my inbox earlier. Not sure where it started but all I know is that by responding to it and asking to be removed from the mailing list it appears to be spreading like wildfire. If you get this email please DO NOT press the reply button. I suspect that if you do it will just keep replicating itself in everyone’s mailbox, even though their email address does not appear in the list of recipients.
*Yes, I know I shouldn’t open spam mails, specially those with attachments. I was extra careful.
I use this hotmail address sparingly, and I do not know from where all the spam is coming from. I’m suspecting something involved with Windows Live Messenger. Possibly a virus or spyware. I’m currently running an antivirus scan, and an anti-spyware scan. Results pending. I’ll update this post soon.
I’m going to follow my own advice about spam mails, that is to never reply to one. Let’s see what happens. I definitely HATE spam! :/
Updates: Good luck for me! There was actually no spyware or virus on my machine. The spam mails stopped. I didn’t get anything new, from the time I took the shot. I still don’t know how the spammers got my email.