False Indication of an E-Mail Attachment

  Desert Rat 16:47 03 Apr 2006

Any ideas as to why my in-box shows certain incoming messages as containing an attachment (paper clip symbol to the left side of the box) when no attachment is included in the message? Have confirmed with the sender that no attachment was sent, and checking the message properties dialog info confirms no attachment.
Running XP Pro and IE 6. Occurrence is intermittent, happening a couple of times a week.

  DieSse 16:59 03 Apr 2006

Some AV programs that attach a "Scanned with....." message do that.

I believe AVG does, for instance.

  Simsy 17:10 03 Apr 2006

using AVG, and Outlook Express, (which you say you are), I've written a little help page to explain this, as it's a regular question, (though it hasn't appeared for a little while!)

click here

I'm happy to welcome any observations, particularly errors!

I hope it helps,



  pj123 17:19 03 Apr 2006

Yes, I get it quite often. The attachment is the AVG virus checker in my case.

  Desert Rat 18:14 03 Apr 2006

Thanks everyone for the responses. I am running AVG and have followed your advice. Problem solved.

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