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Posted 12 April 2007 - 10:09 PM
Posted 12 April 2007 - 10:21 PM
“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”― Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”
Posted 12 April 2007 - 10:44 PM
No worries - I didn't open it, I could see what it said from the preview window. But, in this case, the sender was recognizable because, if an email doesn't get through, that's who sends the "it didn't go through" messages. But this time, the message is (apparently) nonsense because what it's saying didn't go through wasn't sent (as far as I know - unless my computer has been sending nuisance emails by itself... somehow...can it do that? )
The rule is NEVER open an email if you don't at least recognize the sender. Delete immediately. Don't let your curiosity get you infected. Attachments from even a known sender should not be opened unless you were expecting them. Always verify links sent in emails or paste them into google and see what comes up.
Posted 13 April 2007 - 02:02 AM
Edited by fozzie, 13 April 2007 - 02:03 AM.
Posted 13 April 2007 - 03:37 AM
That's what I was wondering, because the content is so weird..... (but I've never heard of a spambot...)
It could also be that yu are the vicitim of a spambot, meaning that somewhere this spambot picked up your email adress somewhere on the net and is now using that to send random emails.
A remark though, viewing emails in the preview pane is not without danger, this is strongly disadvised by safety experts since you are reading the email anyway.
Do you mean hacker, or actual person? Anyway nobody can use my addressbook, because I don't have one....
2) If somebody is using your adressbook the first warning you will get is that emails to this adress could not be delivered.
Posted 13 April 2007 - 05:51 AM
Posted 13 April 2007 - 06:23 AM
E-mail containing malware often masquerades itself as coming from mailer-deamons,
Posted 13 April 2007 - 07:44 AM
Posted 13 April 2007 - 08:55 PM
Posted 13 April 2007 - 09:39 PM
Edited by tos226, 13 April 2007 - 09:43 PM.
Posted 13 April 2007 - 09:44 PM
Posted 13 April 2007 - 10:39 PM
but I've never heard of a spambot
Anyway nobody can use my addressbook, because I don't have one
Posted 13 April 2007 - 11:17 PM
Don't know - I deleted it....
What was the file extension of the attached file (s)?
Posted 13 April 2007 - 11:30 PM
There really isn't anything in my address book - believe me.....
As a precautionary measure, you should look under your email options to make sure that there is not a checkmark next to an option that would automatically add an email address to your address book when sending or replying.
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