As a result of the foolishness, some mail, even one seemingly sent by me, is returned to me and other mail as well. One of which has on the subject line "you sent me a virus".
Although that email account is publicly displayed it is done in a non-automated spam way (name@@mail.comm). So I believe the author of the scam did it maliciously.
Given that I didn't want to give the spammer the opportunity to think that I got caught up in his scam, I didn't open any of the mail that I felt was associated with the scam -- all unfamiliar addresses on the same day with the same approximate size file was deleted unread (in case of read return receipt).
I felt sorry for the people that got the email, and really felt sorry for those that got a virus because of it.
[the strong anology would be the KKK sending out hate mail using your return address on the envelope. Perhaps the send the mail to specific targets, anti-KKK people. The result is 1) the message is read, 2) the blame is misdirected away from the actual sender, and 3) you are then placed on a mailing list for bombardment of anti-hate mail.]
So my question is how does one defend against such a situation or does it just come with the territory.
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