Email has different email embedded in attachment

By evelyn ·
I have a client who uses Outlook 2003 to send/receive her email on a computer running XP.

On the 8th December she received an email from Company A with an attached Purchase Order (html file).

On the 26th December she received an email from Company B with no attachment. That email (including information such as MIME-version: 1.0 Content-type: multipart/alternative; boundare=" etc, etc) now appears when the Purchase Order html file is opened from within Company A's email.

The html first displays the heading (Company A Purchase order #xxx and the Company A logo) but continues with the email from Company B, complete with our email that they were replying to.

Any ideas what might have caused such a strangeness?

So far as I know, there were no power surges around that time and nothing else seems to have been affected on the computer.

Thanks for your ideas as to what might have caused this.

Evelyn H

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It's not strange at all....

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Email has different email ...

All it means is that someone works for both company A and company B and they replied to an email addressed to company A from their company B email account. Both accounts are received on the same computer. Might be a company doing the order processing, or maybe doing the billing.

What I would be more leery about is the fact your client is opening email attachments. There are a lot of SCAMS going around. Some pretending to be legitimate companies sending invoices/purchase orders to people in an attempt to find valid email addresses they can sell. Others are an attempt to get your money under false pretenses. Watch to make sure your client isn't falling victim to a SCAM. In addition, viruses come through some of the attachments and those viruses aren't very nice to end up with.

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Thanks for suggestion, but not the case...

by evelyn In reply to It's not strange at all.. ...

Thanks for your reply, but I think perhaps you've misunderstood.

The email on 8th December gave the correct information in the html attachment which was a purchase order that was addressed by my client.

On 26th December, the Company B email arrived, and somehow also became incorporated in the Company A html attachment.

Thanks for the warning about attachments, but my client receives Purchase Orders on a regular basis from Company A as part of her business.

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