That's right. Many viruses and worms do that. Your computer doesn't even
have to be infected. Your email address is chosen (at random) by a program
to mask the email of the true sender as it tries to send a virus to someone.
When that someone's email gateway sees the virus, it automatically sends a
warning back to the sender. Since it THINKS you were the sender, you get
It's quite a coincidence that your warnings are coming from emails sent to
other Vermont municipal officials. That leads me to think that your
computer may be infected with something accessing your email address book.
I'd have your computer checked for a virus or worm.
When this sort of this happens to me, the warnings are coming back from
messages sent to random people I don't even know. That's a case where my
computer isn't infected. Rather my email address has been chosen as the
spoof address at random. Probably because it's readily available for
viruses, worms, and web robots to see at many Center for Rural Studies webpages.
Center for Rural Studies
207 Morrill Hall
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405
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On Fri, 2 Apr 2004 13:30:16 -0500, Larry J. Melen, Town Manager
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>If the rejected and returned e-mail has a file attached, is just the latest
>mutation of the Beagle virus. It seems to be able to 'steal' addresses and
>disguise itself as a new sender.
>At 01:23 PM 4/2/2004 -0500, you wrote:
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>Larry J. Melen, Weathersfield Town Manager
>Telephone:  674-2626
>Fascimile:  674-2117