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Email spam, subject line: for Rickvid

by Rickvid_in_Seattle / September 17, 2012 6:27 AM PDT

This appears a few times a week, from friends, usually, but the email address for them is not their actual email. The body of the email reads "Hey, Rickvid" followed by a hyperlink for various locations. I do not click on it, of course. I have contacted some of the senders who know nothing about it, as expected. Any insights?

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Attacked by virus
by locationsu / November 4, 2012 10:52 AM PST

It's very obvious that the e-mail is attacked by virus.You should turn on your antivirus to check it.
Norton 360 installation

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Norton 360.....Choose another one.
by joekingsley / November 25, 2012 9:52 PM PST
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Ya I am agreed with you that email is attacked by virus.but for their protection Norton 360 is not suitable.
For internet security Panda will be more effective.

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Re: spam mail
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 8, 2012 5:34 PM PST

Since this comes from outside (somewhere in the world) which isn't in your influence sphere, you can't do anyting about receiving it. Did you already have a look at the email headers to see where it comes from?

Since you say it is an uncommon email address you might be able write a rule in your email program to move it to a spam folder or delete it automatically.

Kees

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