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virus in mail

Dear Customer,

You are receiving this mail because you have an active virus-scanning
service, and either a banned file extension or an email containing
a virus has been sent to your address.

The item(s) in question picked up by the service was:
The Worm.SomeFool.P virus
The .exe banned filename
and was sent to you from:

?@spr2-brmb1-5-0-cust161.bagu.broadband.ntl.com

The subject line of the mail received was:
Your day

as u can see ive received this today and another 6 over weeked,is this something i should be getting worried about,as pn seem to be coping with it,just a bit concerned ,cheers

[Moderator's note by Chris (Eurotrain4): Topic moved to a more suitable forum]
9 REPLIES
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virus in mail

Do you have a anti-virus checker on your own machine?
Are you using web-mail on the portal or your own e-mail client.

I wouldn't worry to much, since PN anti-virus is trapping the viruses for you :-)

Do you know who sent the e-mail?

Aaron
apollo1
Grafter
Posts: 184
Registered: 16-09-2007

e-mail Virus

Hi

I had a similar e-mail today

Dear Customer,

You are receiving this mail because you have an active virus-scanning service, and either a banned file extension or an email containing a virus has been sent to your address.

The item(s) in question picked up by the service was:
The Worm.SomeFool.P virus
The .exe banned filename
and was sent to you from:

?@dyn192.kif9.nas.panafonet.gr

The subject line of the mail received was:
Error


Good that PlusNet are blocking them before it even gets a chance to come near your mail software,

Graham
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virus in mail

just got another one at 8 pm,from
?@spr2-brmb1-5-0-cust161.bagu.broadband.ntl.com
ive never experienced this befor ,i use avg ,gadgetboy no to all ,Huh?
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virus in mail

As noted, this is the PlusNet virus scanning system hard at work, and doing it's job correctly.

It is possible to setup your mail client to filter these to a different folder, or even delete them.

They are sent to you as a way to inform you that a block has taken place. Also as a method of informing you of the way to have these viruses forwarded to you.
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virus in mail

ok thnx,got aa bit worried there Wink
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virus in mail

just got another is it poss to trace where these are coming from,cheers

You are receiving this mail because you have an active virus-scanning
service, and either a banned file extension or an email containing
a virus has been sent to your address.

The item(s) in question picked up by the service was:
The Worm.SomeFool.P virus
The .exe banned filename
and was sent to you from:

?@spr2-brmb1-5-0-cust161.bagu.broadband.ntl.com
HepaT1c
Dabbler
Posts: 22
Registered: 30-07-2007

virus in mail

i'm being bombarded with them also, although mine appear to be routed from a telewest account that i don't recongnise. I'm now getting about 5 a day, and although i'm happy +net are filtering them, i'd like to "bounce" them before even getting to the+net servers. Anyone know if thats possible?
Community Veteran
Posts: 14,469
Registered: 30-07-2007

virus in mail

You should never bounce an email as it is very likely the from address has been spoofed and bouncing will just add the the volume of SPAM/virus emails on the internet and just make the siuation worse. They should just be deleted if they are unwanted.
jocky
Dabbler
Posts: 10
Registered: 08-08-2007

virus in mail

I too have been receiving these messages from PN over the last week and am delighted with the way PN stop the virus from getting through. No doubt my Norton AV would also identify these viruses if they did get through and I never open an Email attachment if I do not know the sender.

However, I use Mailwasher which means I can view all my messages before they even get to my Outlook Express. By using all these layers of security I am confident I am safe.

I would strongly recommend Mailwasher as the 1st layer of protection.