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E-mail Attachments?

by Rolway / March 19, 2004 6:09 AM PST

Has anyone been getting e-mail attachments (paperclip) from Finland? (Helsinki) Got 4 in the last couple of days.

I have never received this type before, never have gone on a site that might warrant it and its one of my e-mail addresses that is very carefully and seldom given out....Strange.

Just curious if anyone else is getting the helsinki treats. Don't know whats in there, cause I will not open, peek or shake it. It gets deleted.

BE CAREFULL:
Because, one of these deleted e-mails bounced back stating, "the original message was received" "could not be delivered for a number of reasons" "verify the recipients address and try again later and gives you an Alternative e-mail address".. Sure Pal...WHAT original message? I never replied to any message, I had deleted the original.

This e-mail with no attachment, I did open, thinking it was from some other e-mail address I had sent to, and bounced back. Since it was from "Mail Delivery Subsystem" and the header was in English. After reading it, I though oh, oh, (Watch out for anything ending in .fi) or (city.fi)

George

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No, but....
by Angeline Booher / March 19, 2004 6:56 AM PST
In reply to: E-mail Attachments?

No, I haven't, but thanks for the heads up.

Not from Helsinmki, that is.

But therre was one from Australia.

MY ISP has a great spam filter, but there is a mortgage company that uses real-sounding names and logical subject lines.- and no attachments. The ad is inserted into the body of the letter.

I know because when I got the first one I looked in properties. The first one was from Australia. I just delete the others as they come in because I recognize their tactics.

I did forward 2 of them to my ISP abuse center.

Angeline
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Re:E-mail Attachments?
by John Robie / March 19, 2004 7:19 AM PST
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Hi George,

I do not even look at any email from someone I do not recognize or ever open any type of email attachment. They immediately go to the 'bin' and then empty the bin.
That includes the frequent emails from my sister-in-law with her constant "Forward" that come in as an attachment from AOL to my non AOL.

I thought everyone learned their lesson about opening email attachment with the famous "Love Bug" of May, 2000. Wink

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Re:Re:E-mail Attachments?
by Rolway / March 19, 2004 9:18 AM PST
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You are right John. Even if you get just a plain e-mail (No Attachment) look it over pretty good. These people are getting pretty sharp out there. I do not know what their game was here, but it was a weird one.
I did'nt get hurt by it and did not expect to, because all previous e-mails with attachments were deleted and the so called bounced back e-mail message that came later was clean.

There never was an e-mail sent by me to begin with. They made it appear that way wanting you to respond. The big bang was waiting, I guess.

Just wanted to alert the folks, watch out for Finland.

George

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Re: E-mail Attachments? -- Probably a virus/worm
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / March 19, 2004 9:22 AM PST
In reply to: E-mail Attachments?

Hi, George.

One of th more recent worms (mydoom?) frequently spreads itself as an attachment to an "unable to deliver" notice for a message you never sent in the first place. Remember what curiosity did to the cat, and delete the message, attachment and all!

-- Dave K, Speakeasy Moderator
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The opinions expressed above are my own,
and do not necessarily reflect those of CNET!

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Re:Re: E-mail Attachments? -- Probably a virus/worm
by Rolway / March 19, 2004 9:49 AM PST

Hi Dave

Sure will Dave. So far, and I hope I'm not eating my words, I have never had a virus/worm. I'm begining to feel left out sometimes.

George

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