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Post Posted July 13th, 2016, 11:39 am

I received the email shown below today. When viewing it normally, it has no subject, to or from addresses and no message, hence the 'view message source' shown, I've changed the name part of my email address before the @, to avoid spammers, et al!

I have never had such an email before, does anyone have any idea of the purpose of it, if any?

Regards,

Dave.

From - Wed Jul 13 17:28:19 2016
X-Account-Key: account2
X-UIDL: ANZEfbwAAK0cV4YkYgS3CN+BLWE
X-Mozilla-Status: 0001
X-Mozilla-Status2: 00000000
X-Mozilla-Keys:
X-Apparently-To: xxxxxx@sky.com; Wed, 13 Jul 2016 11:22:10 +0000
X-YahooFilteredBulk: 185.55.188.31
Received-SPF: pass (domain of mail.dennisszydlowski.saocelosia.com designates 185.55.188.31 as permitted sender)
X-YMailISG: yOBAm5gWLDsj4qrXScSrYnrAfsKJ25uxMbHPGlEvQd0gmoF4
4WVqLV_IVeu4Wq7yPZHT7QXmmFFX74CgduOTcvLZRC9ySfE.dgssgVeQ7Z5Q
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X-Originating-IP: [185.55.188.31]
Authentication-Results: mta1071.mail.ir2.yahoo.com from=; domainkeys=neutral (no sig); from=; dkim=neutral (no sig)
Received: from 127.0.0.1 (HELO mail.dennisszydlowski.saocelosia.com) (185.55.188.31)
by mta1071.mail.ir2.yahoo.com with SMTP; Wed, 13 Jul 2016 11:22:10 +0000
Last edited by amrad on July 14th, 2016, 4:35 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Post Posted July 13th, 2016, 4:32 pm

Could be a broken email spam bot.
There are some particularly nasty email scams going around at the moment so you are right to be cautious.
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Post Posted July 14th, 2016, 11:22 am

amrad wrote:X-Apparently-To: xxxxxx@sky.com; Wed, 13 Jul 2016 11:22:10 +0000

That's a hint that no headers were actually present when the message was submitted (though adding of "Apparently-To:" headers is discouraged to avoid disclosing unintentionally Bcc recipients). My best guess is that whoever (or whatever) sent the message just submitted a blank line (crashed script or something). Usually the provider's server would add at least a "From:" header derived from the envelope address, but apparently not in this case.

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Post Posted July 14th, 2016, 12:50 pm

malliz and rsx11m, thanks for your replies. I guess we'll never know what just what did happen.

Regards,

Dave.

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