'.EXE' myemail@domain.com - What is the '.exe' for?

Discussion in 'Help Desk' started by Shahin, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. Shahin

    Shahin New Email

    Sep 11, 2018
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    I use Thunderbird to view my email, and I noticed '.EXE' in the To field right before my email address. I did a search online, and it seems to imply that it has to do with Power Shell, so I believe it is a way to automate sending mass email. I checked it on Virus Total, and the file seems to be clean. I saved it as a text file and here is the relevant portion:
    To: "'blah@blah.net'" <blah@blah.net>, '.EXE'
    Subject: blahblah SME Opportunity in blahblah, VA - blah
    Ref: 106
    Thread-Topic: blahblah SME Opportunity in blahblah, VA -
    blahblah Ref: 106
    Thread-Index: AdRJpP1pNkhalI4zTpu5yRok1VjmgQ==
    Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2018 07:56:47 +0000
    Does anyone know what that is, and what it does?

  2. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

    Aug 12, 2008
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    Looks like someone did a poor job scripting when sending out job opportunity spam.

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