Over the past 7 days I have received 6 suspicious emails via 2 of my 3 ISP-provided email accounts. (ISP is Cox Communications).
The first 5 occurrences involved emails received in my primary account. One particular email showed the Sender as: FBI email@example.com. The subject field just said: fbi. In 3 of the cases, I clicked on the SPAM button to send the email to Cox and automatically deleted the emails. The Sender...firstname.lastname@example.org IS an actual Cox Communications email address, but since it also had the letters FBI with it...that would indicate to me the sender was likely spoofing Cox's email address.
About an hour ago, I received two more identical emails, neither of which displayed a Sender's name or URL, and when hovering the mouse pointer over the Subject field, A large dialog box opened displaying some kind of very long message. (I did not read it). One important difference on this latest incident is that the emails were received inboth my primary account AND a 2nd ISP-provided account.
My question: Is there some way to check the email for malware without actually having to open it? I'm aware that most email malware arrives via some attachment in the email, which if clicked on, releases the malware.
I'd really like to put a stop to the cretin(s) doing this. I CAN remove my 2nd and 3rd ISP-provided email accounts if need be and open new ones, but the primary account cannot be removed. * I have already reported these events to Cox, however, they are typically lacking in having the incentive to do anything about the problem.
Thank you for your time and any suggestions!
My apologies if I posted in the wrong sub-forum. This one seemed to be the most appropriate for the particular issue described
Edited by spc3rd, 12 October 2012 - 07:24 PM.