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#114798 4-Mar-2013 00:00
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Hey Vodafone guys. Just saw a message in my spam folder which looked pretty legit. It was about getting a PXT and it being attached. It looked pretty legit apart from the fact I haven't been on Vodafone for 1.5 years + and the attachment was a .txt file. Anyway took a look at the header. Looks like Vodafone SMTP servers are relaying these messages through. Some kind of oversight by the mail server admins perhaps?

Return-Path: <+6421938397@pxt.vodafone.net.nz>
Received: from ismx03ftc.vodafone.co.nz (202-73-207-62.vodafone.net.nz [202.73.206.62]) by Gemini.web-2u.co.nz with SMTP;
Sun, 3 Mar 2013 20:57:13 +1300
Received: (qmail 670 invoked from network); 3 Mar 2013 07:30:48 -0000
Received: from unknown (HELO MAIL?RELAY) (172.27.177.71)
by ismx03ftc.vodafone.co.nz with SMTP; 3 Mar 2013 07:30:44 -0000
date: Sun, 03 Mar 2013 07:30:42 +0000
From: PXT <6421938397@pxt.vodafone.net.nz>
message-id: <B9JD3L3MZD34HRA0HR7@xma.724.com>
Sender: 6421938397@pxt.vodafone.net.nz
To: XX
Subject: You have a PXT from 6421938397
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
boundary="AE1F4D6CE0FFA8B7"
X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 3.0.0 (2004-09-13) on
ismx03ftc.vodafone.co.nz
X-Spam-Level:
X-Spam-Status: No, score=-2.8 required=5.0 tests=ALL_TRUSTED,AWL,BAYES_40,
HTML_MESSAGE,HTML_TAG_EXIST_TBODY,SUBJ_HAS_UNIQ_ID autolearn=failed
version=3.0.0
X-SmarterMail-Spam: SPF_None, ISpamAssassin 8 [raw: 5], DK_None, DKIM_None
X-SmarterMail-TotalSpamWeight: 8




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  #774088 4-Mar-2013 07:44
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It is normal for Vodafone to send an email if they can't determine if the recipient can't handle MMS

You don't have to be a customer.

And have you determined it was a virus or just using the word liberally?




 

 

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  #774091 4-Mar-2013 07:48
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Looks normal to me, Did you open the .txt file and do you know the mobile number?

 
 
 
 


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  #774095 4-Mar-2013 08:16
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I got one from sbiddle last week. He sent a MMS instead of SMS by mistake. How did Vodafone decided I should receive an email is unknown. And how did they manage to find what email address to send the message is also unknown. But I got the message, so this is something to be happy about.

Steve could have entered my email address instead my phone number and Vodafone sent as a MMS attachment. Perhaps that's what happened in your case.




 

 

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  #774097 4-Mar-2013 08:23
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freitasm: I got one from sbiddle last week. He sent a MMS instead of SMS by mistake. How did Vodafone decided I should receive an email is unknown. And how did they manage to find what email address to send the message is also unknown. But I got the message, so this is something to be happy about.

Steve could have entered my email address instead my phone number and Vodafone sent as a MMS attachment. Perhaps that's what happened in your case.


Correct he selected your email address on the handset and the phone changed the format to MMS



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  #774139 4-Mar-2013 09:58
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Yea I suppose it could be legit. I was just surprised given the fact I am not a Vodafone customer and it was a TXT file that was 2KB. I wasn't keen on that sticking around so I deleted it. I guess that makes sense actually with the TXT file being well a TXT. I checked the number and its not in my contacts so oh well, I might have missed an opportunity to help a Nigerian prince make millions and take a 50% cut at the same time!




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  #774147 4-Mar-2013 10:02
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So, calling it a "virus realy" was a bit premature then?

Just because something unexpected arrives it doesn't make it a virus...





 

 

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  #774190 4-Mar-2013 11:08
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Senders mobile# is in the message header.

 
 
 
 


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  #774249 4-Mar-2013 12:53
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Gooseybhai: Senders mobile# is in the message header.


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  #774283 4-Mar-2013 14:03
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Gooseybhai: Senders mobile# is in the message header.


he said it wasn't in his contacts list (ie unsolicited).


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  #774285 4-Mar-2013 14:05
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mercutio:
Gooseybhai: Senders mobile# is in the message header.


he said it wasn't in his contacts list (ie unsolicited).



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  #774286 4-Mar-2013 14:05
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What was the actual contents of the message?

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  #774287 4-Mar-2013 14:06
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LennonNZ: What was the actual contents of the message?


.txt file was deleted by OP

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