Spam sent from my email account: an apology
Thursday, September 20, 2012 11:24 AM
please disregard any message coming from my email address that does not have a meaningful subject and contains sentences such as:
"wow this is pretty intense check this out"
"wow give this a look"
The URL in the email is probably spam or a link to a trojan/virus. Please do not ever click on such links.
I obviously did not send you the message in question. It was probably sent by a virus that got hold of my account, hopefully only
I have changed the password for my email account and cleared all cache, temp files, etc from Firefox. I do not know if this will prevent further abuse of my account. Time will tell.
Some research on the Internet revealed that this seems to be a known problem with Yahoo. Comments I have read in fora suggest that this issue has been known for more than five years, but Yahoo doesn't seem to care.
If the problem persists I will close down this account and move to another provider.
If you have had such a problem in the past or heard of effective solutions, I would like to hear from you.
Please accept my apologies.