Virus Warning

@MsTickle (24962)
Australia
May 30, 2007 1:19am CST
Just rec'd this via e-mail: A warning, you must pay attention!!!! Warn everyone you know through e-mail, not to open an e-mail with "Mail Server Report" in the subject line. This one is real! Urgent!! This is a Please don't open! This one checks out and is a bona fide real virus so hence the warning. Any email with "Mail Server Report" in the subject line is a new virus And should not be opened. It comes with an attachment in 'zip format'. Apparently there is a Zip file attached so be very leery of anything with a zip file on it. The message tells you that a worm was detected in an e-mail that you sent out and asks you to open and install the attachment to fix the Problem. Only, it IS the problem! DO NOT DO IT! Delete the e-mail. This is a real threat. You can check it out at snopes: http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/mailserver.asp also... http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/m/mail-server-virus.htm
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35 responses
@mssnow (9495)
• United States
30 May 07
Oh thanks for the warning. i try not to open things that i don't know the person. but once in a while i get the urge so its good to know not to open this one. Thanks for posting.
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
30 May 07
Resist those urges woman! LOL.
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@mssnow (9495)
• United States
30 May 07
well all depends on which urges lol
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
30 May 07
Hello,mstickle,thank you for your informatiom,honestly, i have a couples of email with subject head line like 'mail server report',i think i have opened some of thme long times ago,and i feel that there is some problem in my email account recently as some of the unread emails have been read even i have not opened them.I think i should not use that email account anymore.
@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
30 May 07
Make sure you have your security turned on with the latest updates. Most emails have filters these days but it's still a good idea NOT to open ANYTHINg you're not sure about. Cheers.
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
30 May 07
Thanks for that. I will keep my eyes open. I usually just delete anything Im not sure about anyway.
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@mummymo (23709)
30 May 07
Wow thank you so much for sharing this information sweetheart - that could save many of us from a lot of hassle and frustration! My neighbour got a similar virus and it took my partner almost a week to get rid of it for him - it was a sneaky one! xxx
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
30 May 07
Always a pleasure to be of service dear. it would kill me to have to deal with something like this...well, almost. :)
@estherlou (5020)
• United States
30 May 07
I had noticed getting several of those lately, but yahoo had been putting them into my bulk mail folder, so I wasn't paying any attention to them. Thanks for the heads up.
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
30 May 07
Good ole Yahoo. I wish that spam and junk mail didn't even make it as far as they do. It is so easy to open something by accident.
• India
30 May 07
thanx for concern...i always open those mails that i need to...anyway its always nice to see guys caring bout u...thanx once more..
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
30 May 07
No problem, welcome to Mylot. It's always better to be safe than sorry.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
30 May 07
Thanks for the heads up on this one and most of all thank you for checking the validity of this. If Snopes and TruthorFiction say it's true you can be sure it's true. I love both those sites and any time I get a warning like this I check with them to see if it's true... Of course it's never a good idea to open emails of any kind that contain attachments - always run virus scanner on them first, even if you know the person it's from.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Jul 09
If it's truth and fiction should we only open half of it?
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
24 Jul 09
You're in a wicked mood today...lol.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Jul 09
I thought that was rather clever actually (patting self on back) :-)
@bunnybon7 (35964)
• Holiday, Florida
19 Jul 09
gee wizz this is 3 yrs ago and it came up first on your discussions started so i decided to answer it anyway. btw, wonder how it all turned out. im really bad about answering things from mail server. guess i'll watch that from now on.
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
19 Jul 09
It would have come up because it's the most active of my discussions started because someone responded to it yesterday...I have no idea why...the info is not factual anymore....lol. I always answwer from my email alerts...I can't answer them all of course but at least I can read them. How do you find discussions....pick a friend and see what they've been up to? Or discussions your friends started or something?
@bunnybon7 (35964)
• Holiday, Florida
19 Jul 09
it comes up in my email and i respond from there. unless someone has responded to one of my discussions i started. then i go from email to the discussion, respond to their response, then go to their profile to respond to one of theirs. if that makes any sense that way iam returning the favor of their comment on mine. which is why i do have friends that i never get to theirs because they dont mine
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
13 Jun 07
thanks for the heads up. I rarely will open attachments, and I have family that insists on forwarding me everything as an attachment. sorry folks, didn't read that one. again. Nice to be aware of these threats, especially as it checks out with snopes. thanks again.
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@tammyr (5956)
• Etowah, Tennessee
17 Jun 07
I have a few that do that to me. 5 or 6 a week, no mater what they are.
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@tammyr (5956)
• Etowah, Tennessee
17 Jun 07
Well I will have to tell my friends about this one. Thank you for sharing it with us. I gave gabs my e-mail and when she sent it I was almost going to delete it as spam, as I did not know she went by gaby and there was no subject. I took a chance though as I know she is like me in the forgetful area and I am glad I opened it.
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@brendakaya (2335)
• United States
14 Jun 07
Thanks for the warning. I'll keep my eyes open for it. It would be nice if these people would find something useful to do with their lives instead of ruin other peoples computers.
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@meljessxena (2317)
• Australia
2 Jun 07
i have actually had a similar email only about 2 days ago, im not sure where it came from, and it put it on my block list just incase.
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@subha12 (18453)
• India
1 Jun 07
thanks a lot for warning in advance.there are so many fatal virus nowadays that it really hard to control. If we don't have information, then its reakly tough.
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• Philippines
31 May 07
thanks for the info..its a good thing that i usually just delete emails that come from people i dont know.
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@marlyse (1056)
• Switzerland
31 May 07
thank you for the warning.we cant warn enough these days, there are lots of such nasty files on the way. i never open unknowned email-links. if it is important to me they can contact me in another way.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
31 May 07
Thank you for posting that hon. That is good to know. I haven't received anything like it (yet), but at least now I know what to look for.
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
30 May 07
I had not heard of this virus until now and appreciate very much the warning about the virus. I do not open files sent to me from users that I do not know or recognize. Of course, we have to hope as well that our friends do not open this attachment or any other attachments that are known to have viruses. These people keep coming up with new viruses. It is ashame that these people do not use their brains for something better and less destructive.
• United States
30 May 07
Thank you for the warning...I always tell my man to be careful when opening files. I recently had malware downloaded and had to pay 150 dollar to get it fixed and it was reprogramed .I am more cautious now and keep an eye out for things like these so thank you so much!
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
30 May 07
Thank you for posting this I really appreciate it as there seems to be a lot of it going on again I just don't know why People have to do this I really don't
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