New Email Spoof - "Mailbox overflowing"?

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  1. John Watson

    John Watson Screenwriter

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    I have seen strange things in e-mail - things that are mis-addressed for example, or about messages sent back to the sender (by the ISP) because they were too big (collections of pix was my guess for the reason)

    But I just received one saying "Your mailbox is over the high water mark. Please delete some messages from your Mailbox!"

    Its not from the ISP, and even checking the message under Properties, there is no discernible "To" address.

    We may have 3-400 messages hanging around a few folders, but a week or so ago deleted as many, so its not a very logical message.

    Anybody any ideas? Thanks!
     
  2. Glenn Overholt

    Glenn Overholt Producer

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    Sure. It is spam checking to see if you have a valid e-mail address.

    I got a funny spam a few weeks back - 'Be debt free in 2003'

    Gee, can I do last year over? Do I want to?

    Glenn
     
  3. Wayne Bundrick

    Wayne Bundrick Cinematographer

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    It could also be a virus. Lately the asshats who create viruses have been using more clever messages to make people think it is a legitimate e-mail that requires your immediate attention.
     
  4. John Watson

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    Thanks for the ideas.

    But there's no attachment, and no request to reply in any form (not that I would), so I wonder if instead of a virus or a spam-invite bait, it's just a joke to panic folks into deleting e-mails.
     
  5. Wayne Bundrick

    Wayne Bundrick Cinematographer

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    Does the message contain any links to an image on a web server somewhere? By including a link that is unique to the message, a spammer can use their web server's log to determine that you did receive and open the message.
     

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