Bot or something using my email address to send out viruses/scams/ads
This is very annoying. I am receiving emails from "myself." The address is my own and when I try to block it, it says I can't block my own address. This fake me is sending scam, advertising, and virus emails to everyone on my contact list, and the sheer amount of emails this thing sends out has gotten so out of hand that the mailer daemon now refuses to send them out at all, giving me a failure notice every time.
I don't have any viruses or malware, I've checked my computer countless times and it's obvious that this is with the email and not due to any malicious programs. I also do not believe my email has been hacked in the sense that whatever program is doing this is capable of changing my password, as I can still log in and receive/send email normally. I have just changed my password, though, so we'll see how that works out.
I doubt changing my password will put the kabosh on this bot or whatever is running the show here, so if you know, how exactly can I stop this? I'm afraid my grandma will actually open one of the virus emails one of these days, haha.