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Strange Email..

by SumerBrez / November 26, 2004 1:03 PM PST

Received this email: "fvrhgnghb@yahoo.com" several diffrent times..Anyone know anything about this one?

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Re: Strange Email..
by Donna Buenaventura / November 26, 2004 4:22 PM PST
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Sure it is a spam or phished messages. Ignore them and delete. Don't click on any links from unwanted messages and unknown senders.

Happy

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Re: Strange Email..
by radioactive1 / November 26, 2004 8:00 PM PST
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Since you don't give any information about the contents of the e-mail, it's going to be difficult for anyone to answer your question.

My guess is that it is simply SPAM.

If you don't know the sender, then it's safe to assume that it's SPAM.

I'm sure that if you have been using e-mail for any length of time and have surfed the web and entered your e-mail address in any online form that you've been SPAMmed before.

There are a number of freeware solutionst that you can install to address this problem. I've found that the most effective is All-in-One SecretMacker. Download it at:

http://www.download.com/3120-20_4-0.html?qt=secretmaker&tg=dl-2001

RadioActive1

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Re: Strange Email..
by wscott21 / November 26, 2004 9:34 PM PST
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You didn't say what was in the E-mail, looks like SPAM, it's a way to get you to open E-mail and so they can load you up with adware or advertise something to you, usually porno.

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(NT) (NT) yes you delete it unopened
by Mark5019 / November 26, 2004 9:44 PM PST
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Re: (NT) yes you delete it unopened
by SumerBrez / November 27, 2004 2:30 AM PST

Nope..daughter opened one of them but it was empty..Nothing there..She called me to look at it and i told her to delete the thing. was something in subject line but didnt click it,,just deleted it.all my virus/etc programs are up to date..i also did scans to be sure,PC was clean..

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