email received with no sender or message

Posted by: Testing

email received with no sender or message - 10/30/05 09:02 AM

Lately I have been receiving messages with no sender, no subject or message. Purely blank. My thought is its from an email validator from some spammer confirming my email is valid. However I don't know much about email at all and this is just a guess. Its been happening a few times over the last few days so I'm getting a tad peeved over it.
Any thoughts?
Posted by: Infinite

Re: email received with no sender or message - 10/30/05 09:31 AM

Look at the headers
Posted by: Testing

Re: email received with no sender or message - 10/30/05 09:46 AM

Todays last one,
Code:
October 29, 2005 6:32:07 PM PDT
X-Comment: Sending client does not conform to RFC822 minimum requirements
X-Comment: Date has been added by Maillennium
Received: from KHP059139243247.ppp-bb.dion.ne.jp ([59.139.243.247]) by sccrmxc12.comcast.net (sccrmxc12) with SMTP id <20051030013149s12002nnmoe>; Sun, 30 Oct 2005 01:32:06 +0000
Received: by 192.168.0.4 with HTTP; Sat, 29 Oct 2005 18:30:17 -0800
X-Originating-Ip: [59.139.243.247]
Message-Id: <023m6[3
Code:
the one before

October 28, 2005 3:29:54 PM PDT
X-Comment: Sending client does not conform to RFC822 minimum requirements
X-Comment: Date has been added by Maillennium
Received: from 222.Red-83-34-207.dynamicIP.rima-tde.net ([83.34.207.222]) by sccrmxc23.comcast.net (sccrmxc23) with SMTP id <20051028222933s230023glqe>; Fri, 28 Oct 2005 22:29:51 +0000
Received: from [192.168.3.104] (192.168.0.107 [192.168.4.102]) by 83.34.207.222 (Sendmail 8.0.1) with ESMTP id i9[2
X-Originating-Ip: [83.34.207.222]
Return-Path: <[email protected]>
Code:
October 27, 2005 4:05:36 PM PDT
X-Comment: Sending client does not conform to RFC822 minimum requirements
X-Comment: Date has been added by Maillennium
Received: from S010600e0184176f5.ss.shawcable.net ([70.64.10.166]) by rwcrmxc12.comcast.net (rwcrmxc12) with SMTP id <20051027230525r12004lqr0e>; Thu, 27 Oct 2005 23:05:36 +0000
Received: from [192.168.3.107] (192.168.4.108 [192.168.7.109]) by 70.64.10.166 (Sendmail 8.0.1) with ESMTP id i9[2
X-Originating-Ip: [70.64.10.166]
Return-Path: <[email protected]>
So Im thinking its a spam thing. Since my email is loanbanker. The second one was loanranger, the last one was loanassist.I just dont know why its comming accross as blank.
Posted by: sinetific

Re: email received with no sender or message - 10/30/05 10:18 PM

Maybe whatever was in it maillennium stripped out. I personally use a clamav + spamassassin milter on all my clients mail. I know there is a message to just remove any possible virus. That might be the case. The message might have just been a worm, your filter stripped the worm out, and sent you what was left, nothing.
Posted by: Testing

Re: email received with no sender or message - 10/31/05 12:11 AM

Well that would make sense. Its just the recent frequency of it. I just got 2 more this morning. Went from never to happening all the time.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: email received with no sender or message - 10/31/05 11:43 AM

I get spam all the time; most their scripts have fucked up (recieving %%firstname%% %%lastname%% is common); it's not a suprise you'll recieve some with no message/subject
Posted by: Testing

Re: email received with no sender or message - 10/31/05 09:00 AM

Ok, cool. Tis the fist I have ever gotten spam like this is all.
Posted by: Testing

Re: email received with no sender or message - 11/02/05 12:24 AM

its now increased to more then 5 per day. From nothing to 5 per day. Now getting upset. Have called ISP and of course there as dumb as I am about the issue. No help there.

its really a pain in the butt cause I have the emails forwarded to my blackberry. Bad enough to get junk spam but when theres absolutely nothing there at all,, then it really gets on my nerves!
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: email received with no sender or message - 11/02/05 04:10 AM

get a new email address? lol...
Posted by: Testing

Re: email received with no sender or message - 11/02/05 07:17 AM

Yeah, Its a possible solution. However since its a primary email address I use for my work its more of a hassle then simply sending a few updates to friends etc.

Its happening so frequently its pissin me off. I wish I could at the very least block the email comming from the IP's but comcast is beyond lame and that option probably isnt even thought of yet let alone a choice.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: email received with no sender or message - 11/02/05 07:54 AM

lb@ugn lol...

I however use:
http://www.digiportal.com/
Posted by: Yugami

Re: email received with no sender or message - 11/02/05 10:40 PM

You aren't alone. I have just recently started getting SEVERAL of these messages a day on my comcast e-mail. I have not done anything fishy with this email, infact, I use my yahoo email for all registrations and my comcast email only for personal affairs and certain registrations where I am spending money.

So it doesn't make sense to me that the email I am more careful with gets more spam than emails I'm less careful with. I'm also wondering why both of us just started getting all this blank email spam with our comcast email address at the same time. I have been getting quite a bit of other spam with this email address and am about at the point where I'll just dump it completely and use my gmail for main emails...

I can post my headers too if you're curious. I'm not at my computer right now so don't have access to them...Although I could probably check the email online and there will be about 10 new ones, however, I'm too lazy to try to figure out how to get all that information through the online mail interface.