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post #1 of 21
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For the past two months I have been getting these weird e-mails from various unknown addresses, and none of it makes any sense. I would just assume it was someone trying to send me a virus, except I have a very reliable anti-virus program (Norton) and it catches all virus attempts and alerts me, but it has never stopped these weird e-mails and so far, as far as I can tell...they have done no damage to my computer, so if it was just a virus, I would have thought that either Norton would have caught it, or it would have done something to my computer by now....but I am still really confused by this...the e-mail addy's are all different...but yet not from anyone I know....

This is the kind of crap I am getting....(I have copied two of these e-mails to post here)...is anyone else getting this crap, and what the heck does it mean???? And WHY am I getting them???

Here is a copy of one of them:

ÎÃÃÃŽÃŒÃÛÉ ÂÛÃÎà ÒÓÃΠÃÀ ÂÑÅ ÄÀÒÛ, ÂÊËÞ×Àß ÃÎÆÄÅÑÒÂÎ È ÃÎÂÛÉ ÃÎÄ!

ÃðîãðÃ:censor:ììû â Ã’Ã:censor:ëëèÃ:censor:Ã:censor:Ã¥:
1) Îò 99 Åâðî âêëþ÷Ã:censor:ÿ ïåðååçä, ïðîæèâÃ:censor:Ã:censor:èå è ýêñêóðñèè!!! ÃîâîãîäÃ:censor:èé ãÃ:censor:ëÃ:censor:-óæèÃ:censor: ñ ó÷Ã:censor:ñòèåì ÀÃ:censor:Ã:censor:û Âåñêå è ëåãåÃ:censor:äÃ:censor:ðÃ:censor:îé Ëþäìèëû Ãóð÷åÃ:censor:êî!!!
2) Îò 119 ÅÂÃÃŽ! Âêëþ÷Ã:censor:ÿ ïðîæèâÃ:censor:Ã:censor:èå â îòåëå (3äÃ:censor:ÿ), çÃ:censor:âòðÃ:censor:êè, ìåä. ñòðÃ:censor:õîâêÃ:censor:, òðÃ:censor:Ã:censor:ñôåð, ïîëüçîâÃ:censor:Ã:censor:èå áÃ:censor:ññåéÃ:censor:îì è ñÃ:censor:óÃ:censor:îé (â îòåëÿõ Pirita, ÃŽlumpia), è - âïåðâûå â Ìîñêâå, òîëüêî äëÿ Ã:censor:Ã:censor:øèõ êëèåÃ:censor:òîâ!!! - ðóññêî-ýñòîÃ:censor:ñêèé ðÃ:censor:çãîâîðÃ:censor:èê, Ã:censor: òÃ:censor:êæå ýêñêóðñèè!!!
3) VIP ÒÓà Ã:censor:Ã:censor: Ãîâûé ãîä, ïåðåëåò BUSINESS CLASS ESTONIAN AIRLINES - 699 ÅÂÃÃŽ!!! 5 ÑÊÀÇÎ×ÃÛÕ ÄÃÅÉ 30.12.03-03.01.04  RADISSON SAS HOTEL TALLINN - ÈÃÄÈÂÈÄÓÀËÜÃÛÉ Ã’ÃÀÃÑÔÅà Ñ ÃÈÄÎÌ!!!
4) ÃÎÆÄÅÑÒÂÎ Â ÒÀËËÈÃÃ… - 299 ÅÂÃÃŽ!!! ESTONIAN AIRLINES - 5 ÑÊÀÇÎ×ÃÛÕ ÄÃÅÉ Â PIRITA SPA HOTEL ***super! - 03.01-07.01.04
5) ÃÎÆÄÅÑÒÂÎ Â ÒÀËËÈÃÃ… - VIP ÒÓÃ, ïåðåëåò BUSINESS CLASS ESTONIAN AIRLINES - 499 ÅÂÃÃŽ!!! 5 ÑÊÀÇÎ×ÃÛÕ ÄÃÅÉ 03.01-07.01.04  DOMINA ILMARINE **** ÄÂÓÕÓÃÎÂÃÅÂÛÅ ÃÎÌÅÃÀ!!! - ÈÃÄÈÂÈÄÓÀËÜÃÛÉ Ã’ÃÀÃÑÔÅà Ñ ÃÈÄÎÌ!!!

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* ÃîæäåñòâåÃ:censor:ñêèå è Ã:censor:îâîãîäÃ:censor:èå òóðû â ÃðÃ:censor:ãó, ïåðåëåò CSA-Czech Airlines - îò $439!!! Îòåëè â ÑòÃ:censor:ðîì ãîðîäå!!!
* 6 ýêñêóðñèîÃ:censor:ûõ Ã:censor:âèÃ:censor:òóðîâ îò 5 äî 9 äÃ:censor:åé - îò $299;

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* Ãîæäåñòâî è Ãîâûé Ãîä â ÕåëüñèÃ:censor:êè è Ñòîêãîëüìå - 299 Åâðî, â êîìôîðòÃ:censor:áåëüÃ:censor:ûõ åâðîêîòòåäæÃ:censor:õ - 999 Åâðî çÃ:censor: òóð Ã:censor:Ã:censor: 5 äÃ:censor:åé ñ äîðîãîé Ã:censor:Ã:censor: 4 ÷åëîâåê ÇÀ ÂÅÑÜ ÊÎÒÒÅÄÆ!!!
* òðåõäÃ:censor:åâÃ:censor:ûå ýêñêóðñèîÃ:censor:Ã:censor:ûå òóðû - 99 Åâðî;
* ðîìÃ:censor:Ã:censor:òè÷Ã:censor:ûé ïÿòèäÃ:censor:åâÃ:censor:ûé òóð-êðóèç ÕåëüñèÃ:censor:êè-Ñòîêãîëüì (ðîñêîøÃ:censor:ûé ïÃ:censor:ðîì "ÂèêèÃ:censor:ã ëÃ:censor:éÃ:censor:") - 179 Åâðî;

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ÇÃ:censor:âîðÃ:censor:æèâÃ:censor:þùÃ:censor:ÿ ÃèãÃ:censor::
* Ãîæäåñòâî è Ãîâûé Ãîä â Ãèãå - îò 119 Åâðî!!! Îòåëè â ÑòÃ:censor:ðîì ãîðîäå!!!
* òðåõäÃ:censor:åâÃ:censor:ûå ýêñêóðñèîÃ:censor:Ã:censor:ûå òóðû - îò 89 Åâðî;

Òåë.: 911-74-10, 911-71-29, 911-72-19, 911-7313, 911-7538, 912-30-56, 912-53-77

Âû ìîæåòå êóïèòü âñå Ã:censor:Ã:censor:øè òóðû â êðåäèò, çÃ:censor:ïëÃ:censor:òèâ
ÂÑÅÃÎ 20 ïðîöåÃ:censor:òîâ îò èõ ñòîèìîñòè!!!
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Here is another one ( from different e-mail address):

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ÇäðÃ:censor:âñòâóéòå.

ÃðåäëÃ:censor:ãÃ:censor:åì ðåêëÃ:censor:ìó ÂÃ:censor:øåãî òîâÃ:censor:ðÃ:censor: èëè óñëóãè â ÈÃ:censor:òåðÃ:censor:åò ñ ïîìîùüþ ýëåêòðîÃ:censor:Ã:censor:ûõ e-mail ðÃ:censor:ññûëîê.

ÃÃ:censor: ñåãîäÃ:censor:ÿøÃ:censor:èé äåÃ:censor:ü ðåêëÃ:censor:ìÃ:censor:Ã:censor:ÿ ðÃ:censor:ññûëêÃ:censor: ïî e-mail ÿâëÿåòñÿ îäÃ:censor:èì èç ñÃ:censor:ìûõ ýôôåêòèâÃ:censor:ûõ, äîñòóïÃ:censor:ûõ è äåøåâûõ ñïîñîáîâ ðåêëÃ:censor:ìû. ÇÃ:censor:ïëÃ:censor:òèâ ñîâñåì Ã:censor:åáîëüøèå äåÃ:censor:üãè, è âñåãî çÃ:censor: îäèÃ:censor: äåÃ:censor:ü, ÂÃ:censor:øå ïðåäëîæåÃ:censor:èå äîñòÃ:censor:âëÿåòñÿ ñðÃ:censor:çó ñîòÃ:censor:ÿì òûñÿ÷ ëþäåé, ÷òî Ã:censor:è ïî îáú¸ìÃ:censor:ì, Ã:censor:è ïî ñòîèìîñòè Ã:censor:Ã¥ ñðÃ:censor:âÃ:censor:èìî ñ äðóãèìè ìÃ:censor:ññîâûìè ñïîñîáÃ:censor:ìè ðåêëÃ:censor:ìû.

ÃÃ:censor:øÃ:censor: êîìïÃ:censor:Ã:censor:èÿ ïðîôåññèîÃ:censor:Ã:censor:ëüÃ:censor:î çÃ:censor:Ã:censor:èìÃ:censor:åòñÿ ìÃ:censor:ññîâûìè e-mail ðÃ:censor:ññûëêÃ:censor:ìè óæå áîëåå 3-õ ëåò. Ó Ã:censor:Ã:censor:ñ â Ã:censor:Ã:censor:ëè÷èå áîëüøîé âûáîð áÃ:censor:ç e-mail Ã:censor:äðåñîâ ïî Ãîññèè è âñåìó ìèðó. Ìû ïîñòîÿÃ:censor:Ã:censor:î ïîïîëÃ:censor:ÿåì, ïðîâåðÿåì Ã:censor:Ã:censor: âÃ:censor:ëèäÃ:censor:îñòü è óÃ:censor:èêÃ:censor:ëüÃ:censor:îñòü Ã:censor:Ã:censor:øè áÃ:censor:çû e-mail Ã:censor:äðåñîâ.

Äëÿ Ã:censor:Ã:censor:øåé ðÃ:censor:áîòû èñïîëüçóþòñÿ âûñîêîñêîðîñòÃ:censor:ûå êÃ:censor:Ã:censor:Ã:censor:ëû äîñòóïÃ:censor: â ÈÃ:censor:òåðÃ:censor:åò, âûäåëåÃ:censor:Ã:censor:ûå ñåðâåðÃ:censor: è ïîñëåäÃ:censor:èå òåõÃ:censor:îëîãèè e-mail ðÃ:censor:ññûëîê, ÷òî ãÃ:censor:ðÃ:censor:Ã:censor:òèðóåò âûñîêóþ ñêîðîñòü è êÃ:censor:÷åñòâî ðÃ:censor:áîòû.

Ìû ðÃ:censor:áîòÃ:censor:åì îôèöèÃ:censor:ëüÃ:censor:î, ïðèÃ:censor:èìÃ:censor:åì ëþáûå ñïîñîáû îïëÃ:censor:òû è ïðåäîñòÃ:censor:âëÿåì âñå Ã:censor:åîáõîäèìûå þðèäè÷åñêèå äîêóìåÃ:censor:òû.


ÓçÃ:censor:Ã:censor:òü âñå ïîäðîáÃ:censor:îñòè è çÃ:censor:êÃ:censor:çÃ:censor:òü ðÃ:censor:ññûëêó ìîæÃ:censor:î ïî òåë. 517-33-52.

Ñ áÃ:censor:çÃ:censor:ìè è öåÃ:censor:Ã:censor:ìè ìîæÃ:censor:î îçÃ:censor:Ã:censor:êîìèòüñÿ Ã:censor:èæå:

ÃÃ:censor:çû ïî Ãîññèè è ÑÃÃ:

1) ÃÃ:censor:çÃ:censor: äÃ:censor:Ã:censor:Ã:censor:ûõ áîëåå 6 000 000 e-mail Ã:censor:äðåñîâ ïîëüçîâÃ:censor:òåëåé Ãîññèè è ÑÃÃ. Ëó÷øÃ:censor:ÿ áÃ:censor:çÃ:censor:, äëÿ ìÃ:censor:êñèìÃ:censor:ëüÃ:censor:î ýôôåêòÃ:censor: ðÃ:censor:ññûëêè, âêëþ÷Ã:censor:åò Ã:censor:äðåñÃ:censor: âñåõ Ã:censor:èæå ïåðå÷èñëåÃ:censor:Ã:censor:ûõ áÃ:censor:ç ïî ðóÃ:censor:Ã:censor:åòó. ÃîñòîÿÃ:censor:Ã:censor:Ã:censor:ÿ ïðîâåðêÃ:censor: Ã:censor:Ã:censor: âÃ:censor:ëèäÃ:censor:îñòü è ïîïîëÃ:censor:Ã¥Ã:censor:èå.
Ñòîèìîñòü ðÃ:censor:ññûëêè: 100$ çÃ:censor: 1 ìëÃ:censor:., 400$ çÃ:censor: ðÃ:censor:ññûëêó ïî âñåé áÃ:censor:çå.

2) ÃÃ:censor:çÃ:censor: äÃ:censor:Ã:censor:Ã:censor:ûõ áîëåå 3 000 000 e-mail Ã:censor:äðåñîâ ïîëüçîâÃ:censor:òåëåé Ìîñêâû. ÂûáîðêÃ:censor: ñäåëÃ:censor:Ã:censor:Ã:censor: ñ ó÷¸òîì ñîîòâåòñòâóþùèõ äîìåÃ:censor:îâ è ñÃ:censor:éòîâ. Âêëþ÷Ã:censor:åò òÃ:censor:ê æå Ã:censor:äðåñÃ:censor: áÃ:censor:çû ¹3 (îðãÃ:censor:Ã:censor:èçÃ:censor:öèè Ìîñêâû). ÃîñòîÿÃ:censor:Ã:censor:Ã:censor:ÿ ïðîâåðêÃ:censor: Ã:censor:Ã:censor: âÃ:censor:ëèäÃ:censor:îñòü è ïîïîëÃ:censor:Ã¥Ã:censor:èå.
Ñòîèìîñòü ðÃ:censor:ññûëêè: 100$ çÃ:censor: 1 ìëÃ:censor:., 250$ çÃ:censor: ðÃ:censor:ññûëêó ïî âñåé áÃ:censor:çå.

3) ÃÃ:censor:çÃ:censor: Ìîñêîâñêèõ ôèðì è îðãÃ:censor:Ã:censor:èçÃ:censor:öèé Ã:censor:Ã:censor: 200 000 e-mail Ã:censor:äðåñîâ.
Ñòîèìîñòü ðÃ:censor:ññûëêè: 100$

4) ÃÃ:censor:çÃ:censor: îðãÃ:censor:Ã:censor:èçÃ:censor:öèé è ïðåäïðèÿòèé Ãîññèè äî 700 000 ìýèë Ã:censor:äðåñîâ.
Ñòîèìîñòü ðÃ:censor:ññûëêè: 200$

5) ÃÃ:censor:çÃ:censor: äÃ:censor:Ã:censor:Ã:censor:ûõ ÑÃ:censor:Ã:censor:êò-ÃåòåðáóðãÃ:censor: äî 300 000 e-mail Ã:censor:äðåñîâ. Âêëþ÷Ã:censor:åò áÃ:censor:çó ¹6 (îðãÃ:censor:Ã:censor:èçÃ:censor:öèè ÑÃ:censor:Ã:censor:êò-ÃåòåðáóðãÃ:censor:).
Ñòîèìîñòü ðÃ:censor:ññûëêè: 100$

6) ÃÃ:censor:çÃ:censor: ôèðì è îðãÃ:censor:Ã:censor:èçÃ:censor:öèé ÑÃ:censor:Ã:censor:êò-ÃåòåðáóðãÃ:censor: Ã:censor:Ã:censor: 30 000 e-mail Ã:censor:äðåñîâ.
Ñòîèìîñòü ðÃ:censor:ññûëêè: 30$

7) ÃÃ:censor:çÃ:censor: äÃ:censor:Ã:censor:Ã:censor:ûõ áîëåå 600 000 e-mail ïîëüçîâÃ:censor:òåëåé ÓêðÃ:censor:èÃ:censor:û, ñîäåðæèò Ã:censor:åáîëüøîé ïðîöåÃ:censor:ò îðãÃ:censor:Ã:censor:èçÃ:censor:öèé.
Ñòîèìîñòü ðÃ:censor:ññûëêè: 100$ çÃ:censor: 300 òûñ., 200$ çÃ:censor: ðÃ:censor:ññûëêó ïî âñåé áÃ:censor:çå.

8) Ìû òÃ:censor:ê æå ìîæåì ïðåäëîæèòü öåëåÃ:censor:Ã:censor:ïðÃ:censor:âëåÃ:censor:Ã:censor:óþ âûáîðêó Ã:censor:äðåñîâ ïî çÃ:censor:äÃ:censor:Ã:censor:Ã:censor:ûì ïÃ:censor:ðÃ:censor:ìåòðÃ:censor:ì èç Ã:censor:Ã:censor:øèõ áÃ:censor:ç, ëèáî ñ ñÃ:censor:éòîâ â èÃ:censor:òåðÃ:censor:åòå.
Ñòîèìîñòü îáãîâÃ:censor:ðèâÃ:censor:åòñÿ îòäåëüÃ:censor:î.



ÃÃ:censor:çû ïî ÑØÀ è ñòðÃ:censor:Ã:censor:Ã:censor:ì Åâðîïû:

1) ÃÃ:censor:çÃ:censor: äÃ:censor:Ã:censor:Ã:censor:ûõ äî 250 000 000 e-mail Ã:censor:äðåñîâ ïî âñåìó ìèðó. ÕîðîøÃ:censor:ÿ âÃ:censor:ëèäÃ:censor:îñòü.
Ñòîèìîñòü ðÃ:censor:ññûëêè: 100$ çÃ:censor: 1 ìëÃ:censor:. Ãðè áîëüøèõ îáú¸ìÃ:censor:õ ðåÃ:censor:ëüÃ:censor:ûå ñêèäêè.
Ñòîèìîñòü áÃ:censor:çû: 50$ çÃ:censor: 1 ìëÃ:censor:.

2) ÃÃ:censor:çÃ:censor: äÃ:censor:Ã:censor:Ã:censor:ûõ äî 200 000 000 e-mail Ã:censor:äðåñîâ ïî ÑØÀ. ÕîðîøÃ:censor:ÿ âÃ:censor:ëèäÃ:censor:îñòü.
Ñòîèìîñòü ðÃ:censor:ññûëêè: 100$ çÃ:censor: 1 ìëÃ:censor:. Ãðè áîëüøèõ îáú¸ìÃ:censor:õ ðåÃ:censor:ëüÃ:censor:ûå ñêèäêè.
Ñòîèìîñòü áÃ:censor:çû: 50$ çÃ:censor: çÃ:censor: 1 ìëÃ:censor:.

3) ÃÃ:censor:çÃ:censor: äÃ:censor:Ã:censor:Ã:censor:ûõ e-mail Ã:censor:äðåñîâ ïîëüçîâÃ:censor:òåëåé AOL.com äî 12 000 000 e-mail Ã:censor:äðåñîâ .
Ñòîèìîñòü áÃ:censor:çû: 30$ çÃ:censor: 1 ìëÃ:censor:., 300$ çÃ:censor: âñþ áÃ:censor:çó.

4) ÃÃ:censor:çÃ:censor: äÃ:censor:Ã:censor:Ã:censor:ûõ ïîëüçîâÃ:censor:òåëåé 8 000 000 e-mail Ã:censor:äðåñîâ.
Ñòîèìîñòü áÃ:censor:çû: 30$ çÃ:censor:1 ìëÃ:censor:., 200$ çÃ:censor: âñþ áÃ:censor:çó.

5) Ó Ã:censor:Ã:censor:ñ â Ã:censor:Ã:censor:ëè÷èå áîëüøèå áÃ:censor:çû ïî e-mail Ã:censor:äðåñÃ:censor:ì òÃ:censor:êèõ äîìåÃ:censor:îâ, êÃ:censor:ê YAHOO.com, MSN.COM, äðóãèì êðóïÃ:censor:ûì ìÃ:censor:èë-ñåðâèñÃ:censor:ì è USA èÃ:censor:òåðÃ:censor:åò-ïðîâÃ:censor:éäåðÃ:censor:ì.

6) Ìû òÃ:censor:ê æå ìîæåì ïðåäëîæèòü öåëåÃ:censor:Ã:censor:ïðÃ:censor:âëåÃ:censor:Ã:censor:óþ âûáîðêó Ã:censor:äðåñîâ èç Ã:censor:Ã:censor:øèõ áÃ:censor:ç, ëèáî ñ ñÃ:censor:éòîâ â èÃ:censor:òåðÃ:censor:åòå, ïî çÃ:censor:äÃ:censor:Ã:censor:Ã:censor:ûì ïÃ:censor:ðÃ:censor:ìåòðÃ:censor:ì, òÃ:censor:êèì êÃ:censor:ê region/country/field/keyword/occupation/Domain Name.
Ñòîèìîñòü îáãîâÃ:censor:ðèâÃ:censor:åòñÿ îòäåëüÃ:censor:î.



ÓçÃ:censor:Ã:censor:òü âñå ïîäðîáÃ:censor:îñòè è çÃ:censor:êÃ:censor:çÃ:censor:òü ðÃ:censor:ññûëêó ìîæÃ:censor:î ïî òåë. 517-33-52.

ÃðèÃ:censor:îñèì èçâèÃ:censor:Ã¥Ã:censor:èÿ, åñëè Ã:censor:Ã:censor:øå ñîîáùåÃ:censor:èå ïðè÷èÃ:censor:èëî ÂÃ:censor:ì êÃ:censor:êîå-òî Ã:censor:åóäîáñòâî. ÂÃ:censor:ø ýëåêòðîÃ:censor:Ã:censor:ûé Ã:censor:äðåñ áûë âçÿò èç îòêðûòûõ èñòî÷Ã:censor:èêîâ. ÄÃ:censor:Ã:censor:Ã:censor:Ã:censor:ÿ ðÃ:censor:ññûëêÃ:censor: îñóùåñòâëåÃ:censor:Ã:censor: â ñîîòâåòñòâèè ñ ÷.4 ñò.29 ÊîÃ:censor:ñòèòóöèè ÃÔ è ÷.1 ñò.27 ÔåäåðÃ:censor:ëüÃ:censor:îãî ÇÃ:censor:êîÃ:censor:Ã:censor: ÃÔ îò 16 ôåâðÃ:censor:ëÿ 1995 ãîäÃ:censor: ¹ 15-ÔÇ.



WHY do I keep getting these???? Is anyone else getting these????? It is freaking me out!!!!!!!!
post #2 of 21
could it be another language??? I dun get such mails but it looks like to me it's in another language...
post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 
It does seem like it's in another language...but the thing is...I have no clue what language it is, and why they are sending it to me, or what it says...and maybe I am just paranoid...but it seems to me that whoever is sending it is up to no good...it worries me...I get these two or three times a month lately....and all from addresses i have never heard of and sometimes that weird language is even in the e-mail address. I still think it is someone trying to send me a virus, but what I can't understand is why Norton lets it through and it hasn't screwed up anything on my computer....so it must not be a virus...so then....what the heck is it? does anyone recognize this language and if so, could you tell me what it means?
post #4 of 21
Debby I got a few of those and then my stepson told me about a new virus program McCaffree- Mike installed it, and it stopped these emails right away. I have no idea if they were binary code or just another language, but like you, I didn't like them. I ran Norton's prior to that, and Norton never stopped them.
post #5 of 21
It looks like garbled text characters rather than the binary code of a typical virus-infected file.

Both look like e-mails composed in a language that doesn't use the standard Roman alphabet. The 1st e-mail has references to Estonia, so it looks like you've been getting spam targetting Estonians.

I would say treat it like any other spam - block it, or delete it on arrival.
post #6 of 21
Thread Starter 
It is hard to block it though since it comes from a different e-mail addy every time.

I guess as long as it doesn't seem to be hurting anything I will just ignore it...but it is weird, and I just wondered if anyone else had this problem. Thanks to all of you for your advice
post #7 of 21
Debby, I have no answers for you but GOOD LUCK!
post #8 of 21
Does it have the same last part? like @yahoo.com or @hotmail.com (just using these as examples). I have found that with those two, you can block certain domain addresses that are just junk mail, and it works pretty good. Then that way it blocks all of them, rather than having to block them all seperately. Hope this helps some.
post #9 of 21
It actually looks like another lanauge that you do not have the fonts downloaded for. I got an order from japan and they sent and email that looked like that.
post #10 of 21
They're foreign characters that your email and/or your OS does not support. That's how our clients records look when we receive them from Armenia, Greece, China, Saudi Arabia, etc. We have to actually put them on computers set up for those character sets.

I use WinMX and you commonly see stuff like that in user names because the user is using a character set they can see and understand and my PC does not use the same character set.
post #11 of 21
It looks like the Cyrillic alphabet, which means Eastern Europe: Russia or one of the former Soviet republics. I believe that Albania and the former Yugoslavia utilize the Cirillic alphabet, too.
post #12 of 21
It could be foregn characters but I doubt it, It looks to me like it is a copy of a web page (HTML Code) that is being sent to you as spam - it appears that your email program cannot display HTML code, hence the garbled stuff along with a few perfectly readable words.

Certified geek.
post #13 of 21
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It could be foregn characters but I doubt it, It looks to me like it is a copy of a web page (HTML Code) that is being sent to you as spam - it appears that your email program cannot display HTML code, hence the garbled stuff along with a few perfectly readable words.
I could be wrong here but I don't think it would be HTML code. If your email program doesn't have HTML enabled, then the message would be simplified with no pictures and the odd HTML code in the mail such as, (<TABLE> <h1> <spacing> <padding>) that sort of stuff. It's been a long time since I played with HTML but I don't think the code has developed to the point where it is unreadable without any identifying features.

What it looks like to me is that the e-mail is sent in a foreign language character set such as Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Greek etc that isn't supported by your computer. There's free software available on the internet that you can download to rectify this but you do need to make sure it's from someone reputable and you don't get a whole lot of spyware and adware with it.

Essentially McCaffee, (or however you spell it), and Norton are the same programs. It depends on the indivdual user settings that determine how it works. If both are set to scan e-mails for viruses then they will do this. However, these programs depend on recognising something they know that have the potential to cause damage. With all things being equal, it seems that McCaffee will block emails of character sets that it doesn't recognise it or something it doesn't like. I'm not saying Norton is superior.

It could also be incompatibility between your email program, character set and virus program that causes an email to be blocked or rejected all together.

This I have been informed is only the beginning. There's a myriad of other reasons so I've been told by my fiancee. But the good thing is that if he could look at it himself, he'd figure out what it was and why.
post #14 of 21
I had the same problem with not being able to read websites because my computer wasnt set to read foreign characters, so I changed that and I can see them (even though I can't read them)
I think that is what it is.
post #15 of 21
Can't tell for sure, but from the coding it looks like it is supposed to be Korean, but since you don't have the character set loaded it comes across a giberish. (It could also be Japanese. Since the character set is not set for this text it's a bit hard to tell.)

George
post #16 of 21
I always wonder what those kind of email were . I get them sometimes too . For sure it is not a german language , or I could read it . It say something from airline and dollars , so maybe it is just something to sell you a flight maybe or a vacation . Next time I will look more clothly at mine . I always deleet right away .
post #17 of 21
It's NOT HTML--I've been working with SGML coding since 1991 and it wouldn't have the special characters in it (they're coded).

I don't know what character set it is, but it's not Western European so you can't see it correctly. You could update your Windows with foreign character set support and see if they actually show up if you're interested, but they're just spam.
post #18 of 21
That is in Russian. It is Advertising some kinds of Christmas things.

How do I know it's Russian??? Well I haven't mentioned it before but I'm Russian, was born there. My family and I came to the USA 3 years ago because my dad got a business contract. I can still read and write and talk fluently.

I'm not sure why you are getting these e-mails, but it doesn't sounds like a virus. Looks more like a newletter from a company advertising Chritmas decorations and things like that.
post #19 of 21
It is always best to never open anything from someone you don't recongnize. Even the most reliable virus programs have been known to fail. Just be careful.
post #20 of 21
Thread Starter 
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Originally posted by russian_blue_kitten
That is in Russian. It is Advertising some kinds of Christmas things.

How do I know it's Russian??? Well I haven't mentioned it before but I'm Russian, was born there. My family and I came to the USA 3 years ago because my dad got a business contract. I can still read and write and talk fluently.

I'm not sure why you are getting these e-mails, but it doesn't sounds like a virus. Looks more like a newletter from a company advertising Chritmas decorations and things like that.
Thank you so very much! (and thanks to all who replied) That does set my mind at ease knowing it is just advertising some Christmas things. Thank you! The mystery is solved!
post #21 of 21
I also want to say thanks , I did get that sometimes but not lately .
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