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Emails from ME to ME but not from me.

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#1 Dta116


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Posted 11 May 2016 - 09:29 AM

How can I protect myself from emails from ME to ME with zip files attached (labeled pictures). I can't put myself on the blacklist.

The headers give me no clue where these came from.

Trend antivirus may or may not catch these before damage is done but how can I be sure. These are easy to miss because I do send mail to myself from time to time.

Where to look in the header that would tell me something about it's origin. I have been getting my share of these lately and I am just afraid of opening one by mistake after all I do send myself pictures when file transfers are not available.


Thanks for your help, Dave

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 09:33 AM

Hi Dave :)

May I ask if you still have these emails with the .zip attachments? If so, would you mind forwarding them to me to an email address I'll send you via PM?

Also, what email are we talking about? Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, etc.? Using a web client or POP3 client?

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 11:03 AM

In the header it should show originating IP. Though that can be obfuscated, too. If the emails are actually being sent

from your computer then the IP address would be yours...not from elsewhere.


Have you checked in your sent folder for those emails?


Have you changed your password and secret words?


Though the emails may appear to come from you it could easily be the sending party has been obfuscated.


Have you scanned for malware? If so, what programs have you used?

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