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    Senior Member uraydo's Avatar
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    Default I just got a wierd e-mail

    I just got a weird e-mail at my Yahoo account.

    Here is what it said:
    Your message to: smatice@allegancounty.org
    was blocked by our Spam Firewall. The email you sent with the following subject has NOT BEEN DELIVERED:

    Subject: RE: SALE 89% OFF
    I almost just marked it as spam, which it probably is, but the message makes it sound like I was the one sending the spam. It's just weird, and I have never gotten a message accusing me of spam. kind of makes me wonder if someone didn't hack my account.


    What do you guys think?
    "...my heart is turned to stone; I strike it, and it hurts my hand..."

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    Default Re: I just got a wierd e-mail

    It is apparent that the firewall seems to pick out words in the email including the subject. When it has the words like "SALE 89% OFF" it makes it sound like you are trying to sell something to someone, which is stupid. And here is another reoccurring thing I have noticed with spam email. Many of the spam messages I get have the "RE:" suffix in the front. I have no idea why spammers like to put that "RE:" on there, perhaps making it sound like you contacted them before? It's beyond me.

    If you don't mind me asking, what was the message you sent about?

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    Senior Member uraydo's Avatar
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    Default Re: I just got a wierd e-mail

    Don't know. I never sent anything to these people. the email has some text files linked to it, but I ain't opening them.
    "...my heart is turned to stone; I strike it, and it hurts my hand..."

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    Default Re: I just got a wierd e-mail

    I got the same message last week. It listed me as the sender and the recipient was a total stranger. It left me questioning for three seconds...then to the trash.

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    I hope you aren't serious.

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    Default Re: I just got a wierd e-mail

    Um...check your systems for spyware?

    Stuff can do all sorts without your command...

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