Somehow my email program on my Imac is sending out spam. I know because I have been warned and blocked by my ISP and because around 8:30 in the morning I get almost 2,000 returned emails .... here's one:
This is the mail system at host smtpgrave05.b.hostedemail.com.
I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could not
be delivered to one or more recipients. It's attached below.
For further assistance, please send mail to postmaster.
If you do so, please include this problem report. You can
delete your own text from the attached returned message.
The mail system
<firstname.lastname@example.org>: connect to hotmai.co.uk[220.127.116.11]:25: Connection
Reporting-MTA: dns; smtpgrave05.b.hostedemail.com
X-Postfix-Sender: rfc822; email@example.com
Arrival-Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2012 13:22:04 +0000 (UTC)
Final-Recipient: rfc822; firstname.lastname@example.org
Diagnostic-Code: X-Postfix; connect to hotmai.co.uk[18.104.22.168]:25: Connection
I have changed my password 3 times now and the problem returns. I ran ClamXav and it reported - Trojan.Downloader-103788, 39824.emix (email.Trojan-300 and 2400.emix (heuristics.phishing.email,spoofeddoman I'm aware that sometimes this is just 'stuff' from someone's Windows machine. But the fact is my machine does have something attached to my mail.app that is causing it to send out email causing me to be blocked and leaving me with about 2000 returns daily.
I don't know how to work with Clam.Xav so i deleted it and downloaded Avast. It's not finding anything and I am at my wits' end.
If you can help me locate and eliminate the source of this problem I'd be most appreciative. Also, where the heck does Mountain Lion's mail.app program store its files?