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Old 03. Jan 2015, 05:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I received an e-mail message at my Gmail inbox, with an attachment, claiming to be an 'update' that I am neither aware of, nor solicited. Screen shot attached. I have not opened the attachment. What sort of message could this be?

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Old 03. Jan 2015, 05:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I received an e-mail message at my Gmail inbox, with an attachment, claiming to be an 'update' that I am neither aware of, nor solicited. Screen shot attached. I have not opened the attachment. What sort of message could this be?

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Simple rule for anything and everything like this, just delete it.
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Old 03. Jan 2015, 05:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Unless you know the sender, you should not download any kind of attachments. Do you know the sender? If yes, then you can ask the person what the attachment is.

If you do not know the sender, which is likely the case, then just delete the email. It's most probably a malware file in the attachment.
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Old 03. Jan 2015, 05:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I checked this with you because there is the part 'To: info@gmail.com' in this message. I guess that makes no difference.

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Old 03. Jan 2015, 05:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes, it makes no difference. Spammers use various techniques to make you believe that this might be a genuine mail, and using such email addresses is also part of that strategy, and that's how many people get confused.
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Old 03. Jan 2015, 06:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thank you for the advise and explanations. I have just deleted it!

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