Has anyone any idea what this is?Virus?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Sanni Abacha, May 25, 2005.

  1. Sanni Abacha

    Sanni Abacha Guest

    Hello from YouSendIt,

    You've got a file called "DPA Assessment Form V.7.0.pdf" (207 KB)
    waiting for
    download.

    You can click on the following link to retrieve your file. The link
    will expire
    in 7 days and will be available for a limited number of downloads.

    Regular link (for all web browsers):
    http://s13.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2U64I3RRRKOW90K5Y1XWGUCZ0D

    This email was automatically generated, please do not reply to it. For
    any
    inquiries, feel free to email

    The YouSendIt Team
     
    Sanni Abacha, May 25, 2005
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  2. It's clean. Apparently you have requested a form and they are using
    yousendit.com to transfer it to you. It's a Data Protection Act Assessment.
     
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, May 25, 2005
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  3. Sanni Abacha

    Sanni Abacha Guest

    What a strange way for a government department to work instead of
    sending it themselves they employ another company to send it. I really
    do not understand it as I have never applied for anything using this
    account!
    pete
     
    Sanni Abacha, May 25, 2005
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  4. Sanni Abacha

    Sanni Abacha Guest

    In other newsgroups folks know of an instance where I could complain
    to the DPA but they only know my posting name. If I was to ask for a
    form of some kind I would do it in my own name.
    pete
     
    Sanni Abacha, May 25, 2005
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  5. Sanni Abacha

    Flying Rat Guest

    yousendit is a reliable outfit. They make it possible to transfer files
    confidentially which may be too big for the recipient's mail box.

    a .pdf file can easily be too large for the maximum size of the
    recipient's mail. As soon as the download is finished it can be deleted
    from yousendit's servers. It could also have been someone else who sent
    you the form, rather than the DWP.

    I've used them before, no problems. Yousendit offer free service to
    individuals and corporate accounts for businesses. I'd think it's an
    individual who has sent it to you.

    FR
     
    Flying Rat, May 25, 2005
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  6. Perhaps a little strange, but it makes sense. It's a little over 200Kb,
    not bad enough to choke most email systems, but I imagine they send a
    lot out. If a third party is willing to temporarily store them instead
    of being stored in a mail server, so much the better for the sender and
    receiver. Give your gov't a pat on the back for being smart.
     
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, May 25, 2005
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  7. Sanni Abacha

    pcbutts1 Guest

    Complain about what? for sending you a file that you requested? Yousendit is
    a way for someone to send attachments that will not get stripped or blocked
    by local email servers or to send large files. BTW all government entities
    contract out most services.

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    pcbutts1, May 25, 2005
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  8. Sanni Abacha

    Sanni Abacha Guest

    Hi FR, as I know of you I am now certain the mail is genuine. Thanks.
    pete
     
    Sanni Abacha, May 25, 2005
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  9. Sanni Abacha

    Sanni Abacha Guest

    Yes it does seem as if I was too quick to castigate in this case.
    pete
     
    Sanni Abacha, May 25, 2005
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  10. Sanni Abacha

    Sanni Abacha Guest

    Thanks for that information but why send it to me?
    pete
     
    Sanni Abacha, May 25, 2005
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