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Sent Items: Form posted from Microsoft Internet Explorer. - I didnt submit any form!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by OhMyStars, Apr 6, 2007.

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  1. OhMyStars

    OhMyStars Thread Starter

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    I sent to look at my Sent Items tonight and to my surprise I saw another email apparently sent yesterday that I definitely didn't send.

    I was astonished to find this as I have just upgraded to Vista in the last 2 days and have sent minimal emails.

    The subject is "Form posted from Microsoft Internet Explorer." & is sent to a Hotmail account. The attachment is a POSTDATA.ATT. When I look at this file in txt format it has info such as one of my email addresses, my website & description - as if I had filled out a web form & pressed Submit.

    Now, thinking about it, shouldn't IE let you know that it is about to send data?

    One strange thing is that the email is dated yesterday evening in the Sent list, but when I open the email to view it, it will always have the current date & time - seemingly from the Windows clock.

    I am thinking that either

    1) this is due to a bug in the new IE & yesterday I visited a website which submitted data via email without my knowledge or

    2) this email is an old email that I Imported from backed up email (PST format) from a form I ACTUALLY sent that Internet Mail has redated - maybe something went

    Sorry for the long post but I'm just wary, hope it makes sense! I was liking Windows Vista so far!
     
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    I have moved this to vista forum as I believe it is more likely to be a vista live mail issue
     
  3. OhMyStars

    OhMyStars Thread Starter

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    Thanks Derek, sorry about that. :)
     
  4. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    That's no problem

    in many cases this would be a security issue but I have read somewhere & I can't find it now about this behaviour happening with a Vista upgrade

    Hopefully soemone better up on vista than me will know
     
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