One of the services we provide for most every client, and certainly every contract client, is email filtering. While spam is filtered as a part of this service, perhaps one of the most important features of this service is the automatic removal of potentially dangerous attachments.
These potentially dangerous attachments are usually .exe files, which should generally never be sent via email or run when received via email, as their source cannot be readily verified. Our filter even removes .zip and other archive files that contain potentially dangerous files.
It's a common tactic for scammers to send malware via an email attachment, usually in the guise of a photo, an invoice, a court summons, a funeral notice, or some other "important" or "interesting" piece of information.
Below is an example of an email, suspicious at its face, with its dangerous attachment removed:
A few things of note:
- Incredibly suspicious email address.
- Exigent's notice that attachments were removed.
- The names of the files that were removed. photo.exe? Come on. :)
In the event you needed a file attachment that our filter removed, forwarding the email to our support email address is the easiest way for us to help, as it contains all the information we need to assist you.