It may simply be spam. The first thing a spammer has to do is get you to OPEN the email, so they put subject lines in that will entice you, such as "I love you", or they even make it look like the email is a response to an email you sent (which you never actually sent) by putting a "re:" in front of some enticing line. Could be something like 're: your check' or 're: that information you requested'.
And another trick is to get you to open your emails is to make it look like it a a failure letter from your ISP. In other words when you actually send an email and it gets bounced back because of a wrong email addy or somthing, then your ISP will send you a 'failure' notice. Spammers now often make thier spam emails look like failure letters so that you will open them and read them, perhaps even click on the attachment.
Just a word to the wise: Never click on an attachment you weren't expecting.
Sometimes attachments will have names like mydog.jpg which sounds innocent enough, a picture of a dog, right? But upon closer inspection you may see something like
mydog.jpg ..................... .exe
It is actually an .exe file, meaning it is a program, it simply has a lot of spaces in it's title.
Edited by Albert Frankenstein, 12 May 2006 - 10:24 AM.