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Is there a place to analyse email


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#1 Jove

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 08:02 AM

Is there a place to forward an email and have it checked for origin and other information ?

I have one and the return address is, "Mafnas Batto" I have a feeling it is from the Philippines.

I have not opened the wordpad.

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 11:36 AM

Unless you know the sender, and are expecting an E-mail, don't open it and delete it immediately. The attachment most likely is a virus or other malware.
You can expand the E-mail header and trace the E-mail's path to the origin, but remember that Spammers are very good at masking the real address.
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Posted 01 June 2009 - 08:04 PM

I concur with jgweed that if you don't recognize the sender and aren't expecting an e-mail from that source, delete it without opening it.

If you really want to see the full header and route information follow these steps:

1) Save the e-mail as a file to your desktop.

2) Close your e-mail program.

3) Right click on the e-mail file

4) Click on "Open With"

5) Chose "Notepad"

The file will open and show the complete header plus routing information.

I do this with e-mails from folks or organizations I know but that I am suspicious of.

I also never open an attachment directly from the e-mail program. I save the attachment to a specified folder, then scan it with at least 3 different kinds of security programs before opening.

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#4 Jove

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 08:39 PM

Thank you both I'll check this out,..

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