New Spam mail secretly verifies your email account
A new spam campaign doing the rounds looks fairly innocent but its sole purpose is to verify that your email address is active. This will inevitably lead to your email address being added to multiple spam lists. The main problem with this particular spam is that the email is hard to spot and simply opening it will quietly alert the spammer your email address is active.
The email thanks you for using the digital locker at Windows Marketplace and goes on to give you details of how to download your purchase which in this case is Windows Vista Ultimate Upgrade. The spam only has links to msn.com that forward to Windows Marketplace. Computer Security Research - McAfee Avert Labs Blog
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