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    My inbox contains an unread email with no subject or who it's from. Totally blank. It has a time and date of 7:00PM 12/31/69. There is no way it will open. Before I delete it, I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this and if so, did you find out how it got there, etc.?

    Thanks, kenn

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    Kenn

    I had that a couple of weeks ago. Still don't know what it was. It showed up in a few different email folders, won't delete. I'll have to take a look again to see if they are still there..

    Smelled like a virus to me, but I haven't proven anything yet..
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    Default Re: Private Email Message

    What if you try to download the mesage?

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    It is very common for spammers to fake the date header in emails. I suspect what you have is either spam or a worm.

    Is this message in Alpha and you can't delete it there, or are you using some other email client?

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    If you go and look at he email header you will see from what IP address it came from. Then you can do a search on that IP address. You will then find out where that IP address is located and if it was a mail server that sent it or just a compter with a virus on it.

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    This is in my A5 private email. There is nothing to open or click on, no header, nada, nothing. I was able to delete it so......adios.

    kenn

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