I just got a bizarre email from a friend whom I haven't spoken with in months. The message is as follows:
I of course omited my name and address for privacy reasons.
hey ... thanks for the valentine invite and i would love to be...would you be mind? happy belated valentines day!
From: <myname> <email@example.com>
Sent: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 9:03 pm
Subject: Hi there Sexy Happy Valentines Day!
You mean the world to me! Please be my Valentine (always)! Love always!
<myname [name at yahoo dot com]>
I can't be infected. I'm running ThreatFire (updated) with AntiVir (updated) and I have not received any warnings. What's weird is that this person is not in my address book and it's addressed to American Express. I do get emails from American Express but again it's not in my address book. I keep a record of all my sent mails. This mail was not in my sent folder.
Can someone explain why I got this mail from a friend whom I haven't spoken with in months, whose mail address is not in my address book, is address to American Express, and whose computer is updated?
Any replies, even and inkling of an idea, would be appreciated.