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email with no sender??

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by pc_loser, Oct 13, 2003.

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  1. pc_loser

    pc_loser Thread Starter

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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.
     
  2. jbcalg

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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 ;)
     
  3. 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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