I've started receiving emails from people in my Contacts list. BTW - I use real email, not web based browser mail.
These emails from 'contacts' are phising, or have links to nefarious web sites. When testing the site with a sandboxed browser, it's blocked by my anti-everything.
The origin of one email, for example is Vietnam - with return path being a contact. The email From: displays person known in my Contacts.
The To: has 5 addresses, none I recognize and one being my own email address.
I realize that some mail clients use the local smtp engine to send spam and scam. Since the faked senders are from my address/contact book, is it my system sending these?
I uploaded the full headers to a Shaw chat but it looked like a dogs breakfast (no formatting there!) and the agent said all my contacts were infected at their computer - I doubt that. The phone agent @ Shaw was very generic - and suggested I start and continue marking all these as spam. Be faster if I just disabled Get Email.
Any tips would be appreciated. I have attached a text copy of the full headers BUT changed the names to ... ya know.
the politically correct version of a HERmit... so as not to offend.