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« on: March 23, 2007, 04:23 »
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I've just received a completely blank e-mail from Dreamstime ... or apparently from Dreamstime. No text, no subject line, nothing. The address of the sender is [email protected]

I'm reluctant to reply to it directly as, with scammers these days, you never know.

Anyone else had one of these?


« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2007, 04:25 »
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Contact support rather than replying directly to e.mail.

« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2007, 04:48 »
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Yeah, I got one of these two...

Greg Boiarsky

« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2007, 10:29 »
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I cannot stress this enough--NEVER, EVER REPLY TO AN EMAIL WITH AN UNKNOWN SENDER.  Don't think about it.  Don't read it.  Delete it immediately.

Even if an email looks blank, it could contain a 1-pixel image that links to a virus or bot script.  Sometimes, just passing your mouse over these micro-images can launch a script, such as a tracking script that tracks your web surfing.

« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2007, 11:37 »
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I cannot stress this enough--NEVER, EVER REPLY TO AN EMAIL WITH AN UNKNOWN SENDER.  Don't think about it.  Don't read it.  Delete it immediately.

Even if an email looks blank, it could contain a 1-pixel image that links to a virus or bot script.  Sometimes, just passing your mouse over these micro-images can launch a script, such as a tracking script that tracks your web surfing.

it wasn't exactly an unknown sender.  it was the fact that it was blank that it was suspicious.  YOu can only tell this by openning it I assume?

« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2007, 17:45 »
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it wasn't exactly an unknown sender.  it was the fact that it was blank that it was suspicious.  YOu can only tell this by openning it I assume?


No. I can tell before opening it, strange though it may sound.

I use an anti-spam program called Mailwasher which gives me a list of e-mails waiting on the server, and which allows me to delete unwanted ones, or even bounce them (making it look as if my e-mail address doesn't exist), before I download them to my computer.

It also allows me to look inside e-mails to see what they contain before I download them. That's how I knew this e-mail was blank.

Of course I contacted support, and this was the reply I received ...

Thank you for contacting us.
This is a legitimate  email address of Dreamstime.
Most likely this was sent by accident. We apologize for any inconvenience.


So ... problem solved.

« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2007, 19:55 »
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yah anything that is strange or look a little weird i usually dont read and i report as spam to the original company.


 

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