one id sedning mail to another ??

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  1. champ_rock

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    i hve got 2 ids which i frequently use... one at gmail and the other at yahoo....

    in yahoo when i log on i see that in my inbox THERE IS A MAIL FROM MY GMAIL ID.... it is W32.Beagle.DS@mm worm(virus scan in yahoo mail told me that )...........

    i scanned my computer thoroughly still no virus has been found..(i used housecall online virus scan latest scan engine).....

    how is it possible????????
     
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    QwertyManiac Commander in Chief

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    Do you use a client for Gmail Mail? If so ur comp is infected, better scan it with a resident scanner and check the results...
     
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    Even i had such a problem . My friends used to get virus from my gmail account . I use opera as my mail client. and i hardly use the webinterface.I had posted it before here
     
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    Me too hv received many e-mails containing viruses from one of my friend's GMail ID, though he didnt send those mails...
     
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    ilugd Beware of the innocent

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    pretty easy to send mail to someone showing that it is coming from another id. you just need a telnet client and an internet connection.
     
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    @ilugd can you explain any remedy for this?
     
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    ilugd Beware of the innocent

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    can't think of anything other than what is posted by others. Just use the other rule of the thumb, if any mail is in your inbox, which you weren't expecting, well... that is what the delete button is for! :grin:

    if you want to stop someone from just connecting to an smtp server and firing of an email pretending to be from a genuine id, it is not possible.
     
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    no i mean does that mean that my computer is infected ???? or the whole gmail server is infected???????:)

    because if someone is sending the mails then how does he knnow who all are on my contact list......
     
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