Email Virus?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by indigotheory, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. indigotheory macrumors regular

    May 1, 2009
    Hi, I sent an email to a friend a couple of hours ago from my macbook with a .pdf attachment of a 1 page scanned document, and its been deferred, apparently due to "exceeded internet timeout virus"

    does this mean, I or she has a virus?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    If you're on a Mac, it's almost certainly not you. What kind of computer does your friend have?
  3. indigotheory thread starter macrumors regular

    May 1, 2009
    Hi, thanks for the reply,

    yeah im running snow leopard

    my friend has windows, and i know her email goes through some kind of microsoft exchange server. it must be something to do with that, ive resent it and everything seems fine so far
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    Sometimes overzealous spam filters will filter perfectly innocuous applications. That's certainly the case if you try to send executables, or archives containing executables, over email. I can see why, but it doesn't necessarily mean that there is anything wrong.

    I don't think PDF files can contain viruses, though. There's no executable code inside.
  5. indigotheory thread starter macrumors regular

    May 1, 2009
    I thought as much,

    damn windows, id never go back, ok cool, thanks for the reply.

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