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Just got a really wierd email???

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Servant of Eru, Sep 17, 2003.

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Do you know what this is???

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  1. Servant of Eru

    Servant of Eru Thread Starter

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    It says the sender is [email protected], and the topic is fsegua??? :confused: Not message, no attachment (which I would usually expect from one like this [Hint, hint: Virus!!!]), no picture, no ad, not any sort of content whatsoever??? :confused:

    WTF is this piece of BS??? :mad: :confused:
     
  2. Fuzzy Gnome

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    Maybe it's a probe for valid email addresses. The sender could be watching to see whether he gets "recipient OK - message accepted" or "no such account - message rejected"
    Also there might be content that's made to be hard to notice. If there's an invisible IMG link to the spammer's computer he can tell if you've opened the mail.
     
  3. Holly3278

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    I wouldn't worry too much about that e-mail. It is likely a spam e-mail. And like the last poster (can't remember your user name, sorry) said, it is likely a spam e-mail in which they are trying to verify that your e-mail address is valid. I highly recommend refusing to even open e-mail addresses in which you do not even recognize the e-mail address that it is coming from. Many times there are pictures in the body of the e-mail that when viewed it verifies that your e-mail address is a valid and live one. My opening up such e-mails, you are only encouraging spammers to flood your inbox with more junk mail. But then again, I could be wrong. It might not be junk mail. But that is just my two cents worth.
     
  4. Corrosive

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    It may be blank to you, but open it up in a text editor and you'll probably find loads of Javascript or a similar language to do something or other.

    I occasionally get similar ones to you, but the ones I tend to get are along the lines of "***** Enlargement patch!!!! dekfhhdsahfdsjfajkl." I think the latter part of the subject is unique code to identify the valid emails.
     
  5. starman2002

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    Just delete,not worth the hassle if it contains something nasty.
     
  6. Servant of Eru

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    Crap, I opened it to see if anything was in it...:(
     
  7. pyritechips

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    I recommend Getting an e-mail screening program such as mailwasher. This looks at all incoming mail right on your mail server. Delete any mail in which you don't recognize the sender or their return address.

    I receive a constant flood of spam from Yahoo e-mail accounts in which the subject ends in a series of random letters. I just delete it right off the server with Mailwasher and it never enters my computer.
     
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