What is this?????

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  1. Peaches4U

    Peaches4U Registered Member

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    The following arrived in my email inbox ...

    From: Postmaster@infosys
    Subject: InterScan NT Alert

    Would you open this email ?.. viewing properties does not tell me much unless I go into details but if this is a fake and I go into details, I may trigger something nasty. I do not understand the reason for this message if it were legit. Would it mean an email delivery failure? I have had failed delivery notices but not like this one, if that is what it is. Any ideas? o_O
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Peaches4U,

    I have more failed delivery notices in my mail then real Worms, but they all have the same cause. If it is unknown and unsollicited, delete it.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. Peaches4U

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    My suspicions, I think proved right. I checked my ZAP log and Mailsafe quarantined an attachment [altered extension] at the exact same time this email arrived. I only had 2 emails at that time and one was plain text from a known source, which was opened and okay. Just thought I would let you know unless someone can come up with another answer. :)

    Thank you Pieter ... you have confirmed my suspicions.
     
  4. Marianna

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    Whew!! Thank you Marianna. Within the last 3 days I was bombed with virus laden emails. 6 were from the day before yesterday, then 2 yesterday and one today. I checked out the subject lines with Symantec and the worms were identified. so it was DELETE, DELETE!! :D
    These viruses/worms may be coming from people who have me on their email list or from who knows where. My ZAP's mailsafe feature is great as it quarantined the attachment automatically before I even knew about it. I just :-* my ZAP software.... worth every penny.
     
  6. Marianna

    Marianna Spyware Fighter

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    Hi Peaches,

    You're Welcome :)

    Keep up the good work :D
     
  7. Peaches4U

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    Hi Marianna - Thanks and have a peek at the Ten-Forward forum and peek at the Canadian Winters topic .... we gals need another female on the team.... ;)
     
  8. Marianna

    Marianna Spyware Fighter

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    Hi Peaches,

    Thanks for the tip - I should like...... but........ I have a dentist appointment today and he has to pull ALL my teeth - yikes - some chronic disease - have to "survive" that one first :D after that have to learn "eating" with a straw for a while - but will then show up "more often" :cool: Hey, it's getting "warmer" here only minus 9 ºC with more snow coming - almost time to get my shorts out :D
     
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