• All Community
    • All Community
    • Forums
    • Ideas
    • Blogs
Advanced

Not what you are looking for? Ask the experts!

This forum thread needs a solution.
Kudos0

Outlook Express 6 question

  I scanned a picture into my PC and sent it to a friend.  When the friend opened the picture, it contained a lot of porn along with the  picture I sent.  After told wrote and told me about the porn, I made sure I had the latest updates and then in safe mode, I ran a quick scan and a full system scan using NIS 2009, a full system scan using Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and a full system scan using SUPERAntiSpyware.  All of the scans came up clean, not even a tracking cookie.

  I don't know what program they used, but they wrote back and said their system was clean also.

  Can porn or any malware be attached to a mail message, when it is in route between the sender and the receiver?  Is there another program I can use to check my system?

  Still confused...

Replies

Kudos0

Re: Outlook Express 6 question

Hi PC

What email ports are you required to use by your ISP?

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.18.0.213 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Outlook Express 6 question

Better send the same picture to some other friend and check whether it also adds additional picture. You can try sending it from different email accounts. Let us know the results.
Kudos0

Re: Outlook Express 6 question

floplot,

  Good question, how do I determine what the ports are?  When I look at the properties, it shows it is a POP3 server.  Where do I find the port numbers?

Kudos0

Re: Outlook Express 6 question

yogesh_mohan,

  I sent the picture to a different mail account I have, not just another username on the same account, and nothing but the picture showed up.  Thats why I was wondering if something could have been attached after I sent the picture.

Kudos0

Re: Outlook Express 6 question

Hi PC

To find the port numbers for email in Outlook Express:

Outlook Express

Tools

Accounts

Properties

Advanced

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.18.0.213 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Outlook Express 6 question

floplot,

  Easy to find those ports, when you know where to look...  Looks like the out port is 25 and the in port is 110.  When I click on the send button, to send email, the icon in the lower right corner of the screen shows Nortons scanning the message before sending.  I'm pretty sure my system is clean.

Kudos0

Re: Outlook Express 6 question

Hi PC_confused,

From your description, it sounds like your friend receiving the email has an unpatched or infected system. Possibly even a compromised email account

What results do you get if you send the picture to others?

Was the picture in jpeg format or another file type?

"Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation."   Edward R. Murrow
Kudos0

Re: Outlook Express 6 question

Phil_D

  Like I said earlier, when I sent that same email through another email account, the only thing that showed up was the picture.  The picture was scanned in by me and I saved it in JPEG format.  The file size was the same when I saved it and when I received it in that second mail account.  I can't say about their system, they say it is clean but who knows.  If I get something from them, you can bet I'll have Norton scan it first. 

This thread is closed from further comment. Please visit the forum to start a new thread.