Keep receiving emails with no subject and no sender!?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by al3000, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. al3000 macrumors 6502

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    Just recently I have been getting a few emails (in Mail), where there is nothing in the sender box, no subject, and just some random text in the main part of the email saying something like 'hi'. How can this happen, and is there any way to find out who sent them?
     
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Good day, commander! The messages are originating from addresses all over the place, so presumably there is some kind of worm at play out there.
     
  3. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Best bet is a PC owning friend of yours who you know has your email address and who you know isn't too hot on their PC security...
     
  4. ScottB macrumors regular

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    I don't think you can work out who their from, your mail provider may be having problems. Either that, or if your on a large local network somebody may be playing a reeeaall lame joke on you. If this happened to me I would just set them a Junk and not take any notice. Daym spam! :)
     
  5. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    The recipient addresses I'm seeing for these tell me that the malware is getting addresses from mailing list or Usenet archives, probably Google (searching for other archives, they do mask their own unless you prove you're a human).
     
  6. al3000 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I can't reply, as there is no email address to reply back to, and i'm not on a network either :confused:

    Oh well guess it's just one of those things! :D Thanks anyway for your help.
     
  7. iSaint macrumors 603

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    you have just entered

    ...the twilight zone

    doo doo doo doo!
     
  8. iShane macrumors 6502a

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    Haha. My dad's emails come to my mom's name and we can't figure out why.
     

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