email with no sender??

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pc_loser

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I've been getting alot of mail lately from Microsoft this and Microsoft that, telling me to download a "critical patch." There seems to be the same form letter, but the attachments have different names, all followed by .exe. Now I'm not stupid, I get all the updates I need, and I always delete these emails. They actually go to my bulk folder in Yahoo mail, and lately I've been just emptying the folder without checking who the mail is from.

Well...today I got an email in my inbox this time. I didn't open it though, because there was nothing in the "sender" column, and the subject read only "letter." What I want to know is how I even GOT the email if there was no sender??

Thanks in advance.
 
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easy enough to do - spoof the sender as a blank, same way mass mailers and virii spoof all the other headers

yahoo has been getting hit real hard with the 'ms attachment - swen virus' emails - vicious circle as they keep recycling

i use yahoo as a throw away and have to clean out the bulk mail 2-3 times a day or else it fills up

hopefully the *ahem* users will wise up and realize they have a nasty virus

keep deleting them, turn the bulk mail filter on, keep your AV up to date (even though yahoo uses an AV filter before you download)

like bad food - this too will pass ;)
 

pc_loser

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I too am emptying my Yahoo mail several times a day. And yes, I do hope it passes. Thanks.
 
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