Hi - I'm getting viruses emailed to me every week from someone obviously disgruntled about something. My AVG anti-virus program removes the hidden .exe and puts it into the virus vault. The vault has 14 such viruses in it. Is there a way to actually find out who's send these to me? Also, when using Outlook Express, you're basically forced to open the email even though I can see it's spam. Fortunately, the virus has been removed by AVG by then. Recommendations? Thanks
you could download and use Thunderbird which is a lot more functional than OE when it comes to message filtering.
I too have started to receive e-mails with viruses for some reason so it's not just you. I've recently started to view all of my e-mail accounts through gmx.com which is excellent for picking out viruses.
zoobie The original versions of Mailwasher could support more than one email account. I use version 1.33 (which I think is still available if you google it)and I have 4 accounts. I think mailwasher is excellent.
Definitely change to TBird, OE is so far behind the times in every respect, security and spam/phishing management are non-existent.
Download this click here, look at the source of the header, paste the whole lot into the program - it will show what servers the email passed through but almost the entire header can be spoofed so it may be of limited use.
It won't be the person in question if they've hidden their email address. Each server it is sent through will have been registered with Nominet and contact details are provided for the person responsible for that site,server or range of addresses. Not the individual who sent the email. You might want to read this as spam is full of forged headers; click here
I read the forged headers page you posted. My take is that they use a misconfigured server when doing this. Seems like a dead end. I wonder if I should contact the legit cable company and tell them someone's using their server to distribute viruses. Thanks