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Good Day, Commander

By yudish
Jan 19, 2006
  1. Yesterday i did some of the things suggested in a thread that enhances security. One of the things i did was change the name if my administrator account, to commander. Then this morning i received an email through Outlook Express that simply said "Good Day, Commander" with no sender etc. Can someone please tell me if this is normal or not?
     
  2. SCHUMIinSA

    SCHUMIinSA TS Rookie Posts: 134

    Is that maybe not just the standard introductory email waiting in your inbox when you first install Outlook Express and start using it? I assume that Outlook will have thought that it has been freshly installed cuz the settings have changed on your pc, it now suddenly belongs to a new account.
     
  3. yudish

    yudish TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I thought that the standard Outlook introductory email was Welcome to Outlook or something like that. Could it possibly be someone hacking my computer? Because now the email has mysteriously disappeared from my inbox?
     
  4. silversh4d0w

    silversh4d0w TS Rookie

    I had this message too, but I don't use outlook express, just firefox with gmail. No sender, no trace. I've noticed that many other people are getting these messages too, with the syntax as follows, substituting _____ for their last name:

    Good day, commander
    _____
    Bye

    _____
    _____
    _____
    _____
    _____

    interesting, no?

    I doubt it's a client-side hack, it must be some big spam chain or something.
     
  5. drofdar

    drofdar TS Rookie

    Hi,
    I don't think this SPAM email is anything to do with Outlook Express. I got it too, only, I run PEGASUS mail, noy outlook express. I have been getting a lot of nuisance SPAM recently, Suspect someone has compromised my PC security, or/and my address is out on some list that is being circulating. Whatever, the [FROM] addresses shown in the headers are bogus.
     
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    I had 2 of these in my inbox this morning. Got past the server side spam filtering too. I deleted them already, but one was Good Day, Commander. Another just said 'Good Afternoon', with a recieved time of 2:34 AM heh.
     
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