Different Attachment from one sent

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  1. PMGSJ

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    Hello,

    I had someone send me an email with an attachement of a PDF. When I opened the email there was a totally different attachment from the one sent. The attachment was a RTF that I have on my computer and one that the sender had no opy of and had not ever seen. This is bizzare. Please Help!

    Brian
     


  2. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    Is your email program able to read HTML formatted emails?

    What program are you using to read your email?
     

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    Hi. Thank you for your reply. Yes my email is able to read HTML formatted emails. I am using Yahoo. The sender is using JUNO. I was curious so I sent an email from my other verizon email on my same computer with a PDF an it went through fine. I also had someone else send me a PDF and it went through fine. I am just at awe how a different attachment got on the email from the sender that they do not have and is on my computer.
     
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    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    Hi Brian,

    What happens if they put it in a zip file before sending it?

    That should make your computer treat it different when you open it.

    Also, what happens if they change the file name before sending it?

    I'm trying to figure out a scenario where you have a different version cached somehow.

    This is all assuming there is not a virus/spyware at work.

    Are all of your virus/firewall/spyware programs up to date?

    File Hippo is a good program for double checking the available updates for your computer.
     

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