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WARNING: Do NOT open an email with the subject line "Hey"

Posted on 06/02/2012 5:54:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Something is jacking emails


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: hey; vanity
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1 posted on 06/02/2012 5:54:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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It will come from someone you know and who has you on their “contacts”.

Open it and you will unwittingly send it to everyoneon YOUR contacts.


2 posted on 06/02/2012 5:55:53 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Thanks for the heads up. Is this a FReepmail thing, or do you mean regular ol’ email accounts?


3 posted on 06/02/2012 5:56:25 PM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: BenLurkin

I rarely use email and even then don’t open 90% of it.


4 posted on 06/02/2012 5:58:43 PM PDT by bgill
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To: BenLurkin
Hey is for hosers.

5 posted on 06/02/2012 5:58:43 PM PDT by I see my hands (If you say what you think then no one will like you.)
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To: BenLurkin

Subject line “Hey”, from whom?


6 posted on 06/02/2012 5:59:43 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: BenLurkin

Opening the email does it or opening an attachment/link within the email?


7 posted on 06/02/2012 6:00:20 PM PDT by icwhatudo (This is not a choice between Romney&Reagan-Its between Romney & most radical leftist Pres in history)
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To: nuconvert

It will be from someon you know.


8 posted on 06/02/2012 6:00:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Yes, but do open this one from Luise Hunter:

Your Email have been selected by the UN for a Humanitarian Development Cash Grant
program to enhance and develop the standard of living geared towards poverty
eradication as targeted by the year 2020. You have been granted the sum
of £750,000.00 Pounds your grant pin # UNF/FBF-816-1119 G-900-94.
 
Contact payment department for your funds.
Payment Officer : Mrs. Shannon Maris
Phone Number : +447035953719
Email : undgrants@blumail.org
 
You are to provide him your information below for claims.
1 Name in full:
2 Address:
3 Nationality:
4 Age:
5 Gender:
6 Occupation:
7 Cell Phone #
8 Present Country:
9 Alternate Email Address:
 
All response mail should go to: undgrants@blumail.org
Regards,
Dr. Blaser Brian
Chairman UNDP Grant Programmed

9 posted on 06/02/2012 6:00:47 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: BenLurkin

Is “Yo!” safe?


10 posted on 06/02/2012 6:00:55 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: BenLurkin

That nasty little roll mail came to me and I used ‘view source’ before opening it. The virus code was plain as day so I didn’t open it. I have since received three more of the same virus, from folks I have corresponded with in the past. I consider this just another of the ‘chain mail’ games coders and hackers play to see how quickly their grabage gets back around to them from all over the world. I wish I knew how to reverse their crap and infect their hard drives with a ‘kill the hard drive’ virus, I’d be tempted to use it!


11 posted on 06/02/2012 6:01:01 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: icwhatudo

It opens a link to a seemingly innoucous article about “earn money on the internet working from home”.


12 posted on 06/02/2012 6:02:42 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

BM for more ‘Hey’ info, tomorrow.


13 posted on 06/02/2012 6:03:14 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: BenLurkin

Hey!


14 posted on 06/02/2012 6:05:26 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: MHGinTN

I wish I understood half this stuff half as well as you seem to understand it.


15 posted on 06/02/2012 6:07:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

sheesh, I use “hey” as a subject line as do my friends. How can you tell if it’s bogus or not?


16 posted on 06/02/2012 6:08:20 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: saganite

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/funny.wav


17 posted on 06/02/2012 6:09:00 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Revolting cat!

“Your Email have been”

“£750,000.00 Pounds”

“Payment Officer : Mrs. Shannon Maris ... You are to provide him...”

Not a comprehensive list, just a few of my favourites.


18 posted on 06/02/2012 6:09:24 PM PDT by Darth Reardon (No offense to drunken sailors)
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To: BenLurkin

19 posted on 06/02/2012 6:10:18 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: MHGinTN; All

I’ve received email from myself that I didn’t send. Just delete that stuff.


20 posted on 06/02/2012 6:10:36 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: BenLurkin

You should write that to Laz. I don’t understand squat, but I learn from experience pretty well at my age.


21 posted on 06/02/2012 6:12:20 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Darth Reardon
Well at least the grant pin looks legit, doesn't it?

grant pin # UNF/FBF-816-1119 G-900-94.

22 posted on 06/02/2012 6:12:54 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: BenLurkin

I use Yahoo for my Email and have not had any problems.
While I get up to 20 spam mails per day, they are automatically put into the spam folder by Yahoo.
I can periodically check it for any real Emails, before dumping the contents.
It is very rare for me to see a spam mail in my normal inbox.

I would never use the ISP for email, as you are in deep doodoo if you move and/or change your ISP.


23 posted on 06/02/2012 6:15:04 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Revolting cat!

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/going.wav


24 posted on 06/02/2012 6:17:14 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

I check my email every week whether I’m expecting any email or not. I only read the stuff from people whose address I recognize and delete the rest, but nobody I know would put “Hey” as the subject line. So I think I’ll be alright.

Anyway, thanks for the heads up. If anybody I know does send me an email with “Hey” as the subject line, I’ll delete it.


25 posted on 06/02/2012 6:17:59 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: BenLurkin

Being a rancher I get legitimate daily e-mails with the subject line “Hay”!


26 posted on 06/02/2012 6:19:38 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: BenLurkin

That’s all you got. Hah!

I mean Hey!


27 posted on 06/02/2012 6:20:20 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Lancey Howard

How about “Hey you”?


28 posted on 06/02/2012 6:20:44 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (What if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today.)
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To: BenLurkin

Yep, I got nailed from a friend. Ended up spamming a bunch more people. Thorough virus scan found it. Mine was “Hello”. Wondered WTH my friend had sent me the thing for, some sort of make money online scam.


29 posted on 06/02/2012 6:22:12 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: BenLurkin
"It will happen this way. You may be walking. Maybe the first sunny day of the spring. And a car will slow beside you, and a door will open, and someone you know, maybe even trust, will get out of the car. And he will smile, a becoming smile. But he will leave open the door of the car and offer to give you a lift."


30 posted on 06/02/2012 6:24:20 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: BenLurkin
Hey!
31 posted on 06/02/2012 6:25:05 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

I used to get at least a dozen of those “You are a lottery winner” emails every week. I found a way to stop them.

Iwould forward the one from Liberia to the email address of the one from Nigeria and the one from France to the one from The Congo, etc.

I think it set up an endless loop that would bury their servers.

All I know is that it worked for me.


32 posted on 06/02/2012 6:25:24 PM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: Past Your Eyes
How about “Hey you”?

I would open that, yep.

33 posted on 06/02/2012 6:25:32 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: mylife

Is “Yo!” safe?

The rule of thumb is: Hey,Ey,Aye, Oy, and sometimes Yo.


34 posted on 06/02/2012 6:26:05 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Leep

Thanks for the heads up.


35 posted on 06/02/2012 6:27:24 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Wordkraft; PJ-Comix

P.J. can tell you how he actually engaged one of the Nigerian fools a couple of years ago.


36 posted on 06/02/2012 6:27:50 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: BenLurkin

How about, “Heya?”


37 posted on 06/02/2012 6:28:03 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: BenLurkin

I get one from a group I belong to that has a subject line “Heil!” Is that safe to open?


38 posted on 06/02/2012 6:29:45 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Negative.


39 posted on 06/02/2012 6:32:55 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: fwdude

Sun King Hey Ya

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEkYqL9n7vo


40 posted on 06/02/2012 6:34:08 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: DemforBush

Not FReepmail I don’t think.


41 posted on 06/02/2012 6:36:42 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZIYFG1SccQ


42 posted on 06/02/2012 6:38:42 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: nuconvert

Try “howdy” (how do ye)


43 posted on 06/02/2012 6:39:15 PM PDT by jonsie
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To: Revolting cat!

Engaged? I hope you had a lovely wedding.

(lol)


44 posted on 06/02/2012 6:39:48 PM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: saganite

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/noteasy.wav


45 posted on 06/02/2012 6:40:08 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Yes, it happened to me. :(


46 posted on 06/02/2012 6:40:42 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: BenLurkin

Seriously, though (no, really.) Opening an e-mail in a web browser oughta be always safe, as far as I know (such as Yahoo, Gmail, or Hotmail.) So you must be talking about e-mail attachments, no, or e-mail programs running on the machine that download the e-mails to the local box before opening them?


47 posted on 06/02/2012 6:45:32 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: BenLurkin

I got it from someone who I had no correspondence from in 7 or 8 years! They weren’t in my contacts but, obviously, I was STILL in their’s.


48 posted on 06/02/2012 6:45:32 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Revolting cat!; MHGinTN; Lazamataz
I do not know. Perhaps one of our computer savvy FReepers could answer that.
49 posted on 06/02/2012 6:50:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: nuconvert

update time


50 posted on 06/02/2012 6:55:33 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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