Foxed about e-mail

  daba 18:27 29 Apr 2004

Recently received several e-mails, supposedly from my brother. I have not opened any of the attachments in them, but have 'viewed source' of the latest, which contained encrypted /html code.

I do not have my brothers e-mail address in my address book (Outlook Express 6), nor does my brother have my e-mail address in his !! Can't understand how this has happened.

Could it be that this a case of the perpetrator just using 'similar' email adresses (they both have our surname in them), in the hope that they will more likely be opened by the recipient ?

I believe I am well protected with AVG, and to date I have not noticed any strange behaviour of the PC.

  palinka 18:59 29 Apr 2004

Why not remove them to the deleted file then phone your brother to see if he really sent them.
If he didn't, then empty the deleted files.
The fact that you don't have each other's addresses in your address books is irrelevant - you each email OTHER people and your addresses are in other peoples' address books; which is sufficient for you to receive what may be a virus- carrying email. You are probably correct in assuming that the perpetrator is just using " similar" addresses.

  stalion 19:08 29 Apr 2004

If you are waiting for a reply to your post just type, bump,in you original post this will take you back to the top of the list rather than posting twice Regards

  daba 07:41 30 Apr 2004

sorry for the double-post, I must have got distracted, it wasn't intentional

  daba 07:43 30 Apr 2004

In fact I don't know how I double-posted, as the page is changed after posting.

I'm just trying an experiment now to see if it is possible to hit the button twice.....

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