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There are a couple things to investigate if your computer is trying to automatically send emails.
Every so often an email is automatically sent via Outlook
express to a certain address, which I am not familiar with, having my windows
user-name as the subject. This happens every time I turn my pc on and sometimes
as I’m using it; always to the same yahoo address. Sometimes symantec gives me
an error message because my mail server would be down as it’s trying to be
sent. I can’t find anything that might be it in msconfig/startup. Is there any
way I can stop this from happening? Can I configure outlook express to not send
emails to certain address, or have symantec not allow the emails to be sent, or
best of all: find the program and permanently remove it? I run adaware pro at
least twice a week, and it comes up clean.
Sounds very spooky. There’s nothing obvious that really comes to mind, but I
do have some ideas to try.
try an additional spyware detector. Sadly they don’t all catch
I know you used msconfig, but there are other places where things can be
caused to load on startup. This article has more: What’s
all this stuff running after I boot Windows?. Specifically, I’d grab the
freeware tool called “autoruns” that article mentions and see if something
else turns up.
Does the email just send, or is it brought up for you to press the send
button? (If it’s sent automatically, I’d actually temporarily break the account
configuration so that it can’t send, and then when the error comes up, fire up
process explorer and see what else might be running. Process explorer is
another freeware that’s mentioned in this article: What’s this
program running on my machine?.
I’m not sure if you could add an entry to your address book that would cause
emails to the address in question to fail or not. That might be a bandaid to