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VOT means very off topic !

Checking my aol mailbox I was very surprised to see an email from myself @ aol with a political topic heading, which turned out to be an ad for pain killers.

It said
"You are receiving this e-mail because you subscribed to MSN
Featured Offers. Microsoft respects your privacy.
If you do not wish to receive this MSN Featured Offers e-mail,
please click the "Unsubscribe" link below.
This will not unsubscribe
you from e-mail communications from third-party advertisers that
may appear in MSN Feature Offers. This shall not constitute an offer by MSN.
MSN shall not be responsible or liable for the advertisers' content
nor any of the goods or service
advertised. Prices and item availability subject to change without notice.

Does this mean I can't unsubscribe from it ?
In my aol spam inbox were several similar spams supposedly from me at an earthlink addy I have never used and had forgotten I have. I didn't open these ones.

Does anybody know about this ? Is it a virus or something and could "I" be sending spam to other people? It's very disconcerting seeing your own address as sender! I also don't know what I can do about it. Needless to say I am not aware of having subscribed to any 'MSN' featured offers.
Any advice appreciated !
Another oddity is that I use Mozilla Firefox as my browser not AOL or earthlink although my hubby uses that & I only send mail through yahoo
I mainly would like to know this is nothing to worry about.

Thanks :)
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Dear Clare, I have had loads of these too. At the moment I don't know any more than you but I am seeing my Computer Man sometimes this week and I will be asking him, so will let you know.
Have you also had loads of Russian ones?
x Lola
 

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Clare,

Cant give an explanation of why your getting them through, BUT DONT REPLY!

Whatever you do do not click on that button to unsubscribe as often that is what they want you to do to help with there spamming!

Take care!

Hugs Lesley
 

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Thanks Lesley for the tip and Lola for the comments ! :) None of mine seem Russian. One title of an earthlink one is "See your private video on our site" ! Very funny. One mentions the well known private parts enhancer, two mention foreign doctors' names and one isn't very clear but I don't like the sound of it. It would be interesting to know what your PC Chap thinks Lola

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Hi Clare,

I have whole load of these in the spam folder of my Yahoo mail. It's a new way to get you to open spam emails. The majority are marketing and not virus related. I work in IT and this is a relatively easy thing to do and costs the people that do it nothing! They write a program to send thousands of emails all in one go. If they get half a dozen hits back then it was worth it - it works on the same principle as 'phishing' where you get a supposed email from your bank asking you to confirm your account details with them.

I know within Yahoo there is an option on the right hand side to go from Standard Header to Full Header.......this allows you to see the IP address and actual address the message was sent from. If you really wanted to you could block the sender but the easiest thing is just to ignore them.

If you have ever signed up for anything - like this site then that's how they access your email address. As Lesley said, they make you think that you have signed up for something and try to get you to reply in some way, then they have your IP address and can sometimes get further details. You then get added to even more lists.

It is extremely annoying but it does make me laugh that they seem to know that I am obese???......my 'wife' isn't happy and that I need a little blue pill to enhance my 'stamina'. :lol:

HTH

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That is funny Loopyloo!

I've had a whole bunch of these emails recently too. Anything from Enhancing my " manly" bits ( even though I'm a woman) to election voting In the US even though I'm in UK to Diets?!! Annoying but easily ignored. I just delete them all. Funny how they can make it appear like you sent yourself mail... I know I dont have many friends but that's ridiculous! :lol:
 

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Whilst we are on the subject of 'non clickable items'.

I had an infection of the Antivirus 2009 on my computer whilst away (left eldest son at home!) which caused all sorts of problems.

Having eventually got round to getting rid of it ( internet freebe search) and a bit of time involved its gone.

Antivirus as it is known can be 2009 or 2008 etc, it comes up after you have visited a seemingly reputable website. It pops up very much the same as a microsoft warning box.

Dont click it.

I found this box popped up on my new laptop and at that point realised that if I try and click the x mark or cross it will immediately start working on my computer and give me bogus warnings and run bogus virus checks scare mongering me .

I shut my computer down if I see that box .

Dont click :)
 

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Well I feel very left out.

I have never received information about how to enhance 'manly' bits.

Might have helped me with my husband. :wink:
 

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Thank you for the reassuring comments and tips - I haven't had any more emails from myself luckily. But I did get a few bizarre popup notices telling me I couldn't install security unless I closed down my email. I got pesky stuff like this last year too, so I took no notice, not even X- ing the window especially as I wasn't trying to install security and didn't have any email open.
I am normally very unadventurous online but recently I have been going abroad a lot to entertainment sites to read about X factor and SCD. Serves me right ! Hehe
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Alwin

I have never received information about how to enhance 'manly' bits.
You must be the only PC user on earth not to have got them! I might be worrying about that! :hehe:

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annoying but funny

I thought it was only me that got the male enhancing ads
I live in canada and have a a local city e-mail account and address

it can be very annoying and funny at the same time.I thought I had a virus. or perhaps I do.but my security program says no.
my mouse has a mind of its own and when I try to use it, it flies all over the screen, no matter what security programs I run, none can find a virus and I think I have tried them all. plus anti spyware,malware etc,

or well it does lighten up my e-mail on some days
 
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