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Emails with Attachments Added

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by MLM, May 1, 2005.

  1. Gotta a occurrance that makes us go "ummmm".

    A little background;
    my wife and two of my daughters each have a email account on the family computer thru one program; juno. They're always sending each other emails (eventhough they can hollar out "hey! look at this";Q ).
    On occassions they would forward a email to each other from their account and it would arrive with a attachment added.
    We would target the program with the virus scanner and it'll show up clean and a whole system scan would show clean as well.
    What's with the attachment? Where'd it come from? As far as I know, we're clean.
     
  2. fastvfr

    fastvfr Ancient Tech

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    No telling where it came from. If it really IS clean, open it and see what it is.
     


  3. Maybe the e-mails are being forwarded as attachments rather than text.Check the setting when forwarding.
     
  4. David_G17

    David_G17 /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/

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  5. Yes the scanner shows it as being clean, but no I ain't gonna open them, rather be safe than sorry.
    The curious thing about the forwarded emails with the attachments added shows just as they were forwarded except with a attach tab in the corner.
    It's all happening thru juno, we don't use outlook. I am familiar with the "winmail.dat" attach. There's a particular person we know that uses outlook and we always get the forementioned attach. We ignore it since the email is also sent as text.
    Doesn't happen all the time, every so often, say, once in a blue moon (for those who don't know a "blue moon" is when there are two full moons in a month).
    Just weird, that's all.
    Just wondering if what WashDC suggested might have something to do with it. Would a setting possibly attach the text yet still let it go out as text to be veiwed as such?
    Not too bothered by it. I told my girls the day they open a attach without clearing it with me and bomb the puter with a virus is the day they will regret.
     
  6. if it's sent as an attachment and set to open automatically it might show the text too.