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Returned/Unable to Deliver virus

CATEGORY: Hoax virus alerts

A typical variation on the original Good Times hoax virus alert (see related link). It claims your computer will suffer a horrible death if you receive an email with "RETURNED OR UNABLE TO DELIVER" in the subject line.

This hoax alert gained popularity in large part because of the subject line. Email servers will return a message as "undeliverable" if the recipient's address no longer exists. Like most hoax alerts, it urges you to "forward this to all your on-line friends ASAP."

Last updated: 2000/10/2