Spam including actual text from old private e-mails?

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I've never heard of this before, but I've just heard from two people
that friends of theirs have received spam from a faked address
(, or maybe, became that contained text from e-mail that they (the two I
heard from) wrote four or five years ago.

Sounds like a hard-drive intrusion -- I would have heard about this if
Yahoo or AOL had been victimized, I assume.

Very, very scary -- can anyone shed any light?

Re: Spam including actual text from old private e-mails? wrote:
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Probably a virus on one of the machines that has a copy of the email
that hunts for emails (or other documents) it can use when it sends
itself out in the hopes of making the sent copies look more like valid
Flash Gordon
Living in interesting times.
Although my email address says spam, it is real and I read it.

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