e-mail from admin -- virus??

  imarcus2 13:19 31 Oct 2003

Had one or two e-mails from 'admin' with the typical message "undelivered message to [email protected]"

The e-mail has an attachment.

Suspect a virus as no such item amongst those in the 'sent' file. But AVG hasn't bleeped or got excited.

Have deleted it just in case.

Any offers?

  Pesala 13:24 31 Oct 2003

You can keep it.

Don't believe a word of it, unless it is from someone you know. Even then don't open an attachment unless it is something you have asked for.

  Gaz 25 14:06 31 Oct 2003

It sounds like a virus.

  Stuartli 16:31 31 Oct 2003

You can safely check an e-mail in Outlook Express by ensuring that Preview Pane is disabled (this should be a PERMANENT safeguard), highlighting the e-mail with one click, right clicking for the Menu and then selecting Properties.

You will then be able to read the header information; the message can then be read (usually) by opening the Message Source tab.

If it's not wanted or from a dubious source, click OK to go back to the still highlighted e-mail and delete using the Delete button on the top bar.

Re the Preview Pane. It's having this enabled that causes viruses to be released as even just clicking on an infected e-mail to highlight it can open a can of worms...

  VoG II 16:41 31 Oct 2003

You did well to delete it click here

  Wak 16:44 31 Oct 2003

If you download and use MAILWASHER, you can read all your e-mails while they are still with the ISP Server by right clicking on them.
Any that you don't need or want can be bounced back to Sender and deleted.
You can then leave the Preview pane where it is.

  john-232317 16:46 31 Oct 2003

Sorry to butt in but how do i disable preview pane in IE 6 ?

cheers john

  bvw in bristol 17:02 31 Oct 2003
  john-232317 17:13 31 Oct 2003

Cheers mate for link,

  Stuartli 17:19 31 Oct 2003

View, Layout and uncheck Preview Pane box towards bottom of the small screen.

  Stuartli 17:20 31 Oct 2003

You've emphasised my point about the Preview Pane...:-)

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