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Norton Email Error Pop-ups Won't Stop
So I've been encountering a problem since I started my laptop today. I keep on getting Email Error pop-ups from Norton, saying that 'my email message' was unable to be sent. But here's the problem- I didn't send an email message.
It appears to me that spam bot emails are sending out hundreds of emails (to people I do not know and are not on my contact list). But my email is not being used, the spam bot emails themselves are doing this. What I want to know is why is my IP address being used to do this (if this is even the problem?)
I did not get only one email error, but around 4 different email errors. Here are the image links:
http://imageshack.us/a/img194/3421/emailerror4.png (This error highlighted in this screenshot is the reason I believed that my these senders were sending their spam emails under my IP address)
As you can see in the screenshots, it says 'Your email message,' but the problem is that I'm not sending these email messages... What could the problem be?
These were the 3 different errors I encountered. I blurred out the emails that were having the spam sent to. All of the emails were yahoo emails.
Also, the sender (which in these pictures is seen as firstname.lastname@example.org) was not the only one. I also remember email@example.com being a sender in one of these emails, as well as several others.
Note: I do not own any of these emails.
I just want to know why I am being notified of emails I am not sending... I assumed it was because the senders were using my IP address, and if so, I want to know how I can solve this problem.
I am also running MalwareBytes Anti-Malware, and so far I've encountered 2 objects that have been detected to be harmful. I will give you an update on this when the scan is complete.
I also have Norton Security Suite, but have not started a full-system virus scan yet.
I don't know if it helps, but I haven't been to any harmful websites lately that could have contributed to the problem.
I have researched the issue for around 3 hours at Yahoo!, Google, etc., with no solution. Any help is REALLY appreciated.