wierd E-Mails

  jack 16:05 29 Jan 03
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There appears to be a new type of nastie spreading abroad.

An email from a nonsense sourcce addressed to me but the sender and content are rubbish
like this( I am creating a simulation not copying just in case it is contagous)

To Johnash @ukonline.co.uk

kjhgf

lkjhgfdgfdsa

One day later one more message similar but different 'text'

This time however a whole string of UKONLINE clients had been
added all named John.

Then the same list was c.c.ed so we all got it twice.

Whats going on?

  MartinT-B 16:28 29 Jan 03

You can check where it came from by looking at the 'Header' which is normally hidden.

Highlight the msg, right click, properties, details.

Will give you something like this:

Return-Path: <[email protected]>
Delivery-Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 09:38:10 +0000
Received: from ns0.interface-newmedia.com (actually host fw.interface-newmedia.com) by dswu82 with SMTP (XT-PP); Wed, 15 Jan 2003 09:38:05 +0000
Received: from 192.168.0.1 (paper [192.168.0.73])
by ns0.interface-newmedia.com (8.11.6/8.11.6) with ESMTP id h0F9cIW11178
for <????????>; Wed, 15 Jan 2003 09:38:18 GMT
Message-Id: <[email protected]>
Content-type: text/plain
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 09:40:21 +0000
From: [email protected]
Subject: PC Advisor Registered User Subscription

The recived from line(s) tell you who actually sent it and any routing it may have gone through

You can ask your ISP/Mail server to trace if it's a problem

  MartinT-B 16:30 29 Jan 03

That looked a mess

Usually lookes like this:-

Return-Path: <[email protected]>

Delivery-Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 09:38:10 +0000

Received: from ns0.interface-newmedia.com (actually host fw.interface-newmedia.com) by dswu82 with SMTP (XT-PP);

Wed, 15 Jan 2003 09:38:05 +0000

Received: from 192.168.0.1 (paper [192.168.0.73])
by ns0.interface-newmedia.com (8.11.6/8.11.6) with ESMTP id h0F9cIW11178
for <????????>;
Wed, 15 Jan 2003 09:38:18 GMT

Message-Id: <[email protected]>

Content-type: text/plain

Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 09:40:21 +0000

From: [email protected]

Subject: PC Advisor Registered User Subscription

  Ellie3009 17:03 29 Jan 03

My housemate also had one of these this week.
Anyone know if it's a virus?

  golfpro 18:28 29 Jan 03

Save it and run it over with your AV if you have one, if not just delete it. Oh! and if you don't have an AV program get one soon.

  Ellie3009 20:28 30 Jan 03

The email had already been virus-scanned, and nothing was picked up.
It just seems a bit weird thats all...

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