View Full Version : Queston About An E-Mail

Gayle in MD
10-07-2009, 09:55 AM
I have a dear friend in the hospital named Bob.

I just got an e-mail from, eletter@personal, with the title, Message from Bob.

Does anyone know anything about this source, eletter@personal?

I never open any e-mails unless I know the source.


10-07-2009, 01:50 PM
Go look at the header and see where it really came from. That source is obviously being masked because @personal is not complete.


10-07-2009, 01:55 PM

My software blocks all these with strange addresses, now they even send them with my own email address as the sender!

Be careful if you don't trust the source. If your software will allow you to isolate it and "clean" it, you can then open it safely.

Good luck. I'd rather call Bob and confirm it is him.

Gayle in MD
10-07-2009, 02:50 PM
thanks guys, under normal circumstance, I wouldn't have even considered it.

Emotions have blocked my better judgement, I guess. Glad I decided to ask someone more computer savvy before throwing caution to the wind.


10-07-2009, 07:08 PM
Gayle, if you have a good protection app, shouldn't be a problem....and since they seem to know that you are a friend of Bob's I'd open it. I get all kinds of emails that want to make me bigger, but I'm trying to lose weight, so I don't open them......