How to know email sent from Symantec or is a 'spoofed' email

Discussion in 'Security Software' started by dawn, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. dawn

    dawn Guest

    I received an email today indicating it was from Symantec
    and that it had detected a virus in my outgoing mail and
    deleted the virus. I did send a message late yesterday,
    just before closing down my computer. The email does not
    have an attachment, but I am reluctant to open it, as I
    don't believe Symantec sends emails like this. When I
    look into the email's options, it appears to come from
    - yet I can't find anything on
    Symantec's web site to tell me whether this is valid or
    spoofed email. Anyone else seen anything like this? I've
    also run a full system scan and results are clean.
     
    dawn, Jul 22, 2004
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  2. dawn

    PLS Guest

    Did you visit nexstaf? It's surely not symantec.
     
    PLS, Jul 22, 2004
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  3. dawn

    John McGaw Guest

    Caution is one thing but unreasoned paranoia is another. I'll bet you a
    Loonie that the company nexstaf uses a Symantec anti-virus scanner on their
    mail server and it detected something in a message that had been spoofed to
    look like it came from you. Notice that the From: does not make any claims
    that it came from Symantec Corporation -- that is just something that you
    read into it. Without looking at the message you will never know. And if
    your system is PROPERLY AND FULLY protected you have nothing to lose by
    looking...
    --
    John McGaw
    [Knoxville, TN, USA]

    Return address will not work. Please
    reply in group or through my website:
    http://johnmcgaw.com
     
    John McGaw, Jul 22, 2004
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