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    I received an email with the extension ZMC and Zone Alarm considered it to be dangerous and quarantined it.

    File Types now has about 15 extensions that open with ZA. I have no idea if extensions that start with Z are legitimate or not.

    I plan to remove all that were created by ZA, but I need to know what program opens ZMC first.


    Thanks for all help,

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    [quote name='Duchess843' post='791543' date='31-Aug-2009 19:04']I received an email with the extension ZMC and Zone Alarm considered it to be dangerous and quarantined it.

    File Types now has about 15 extensions that open with ZA. I have no idea if extensions that start with Z are legitimate or not.

    I plan to remove all that were created by ZA, but I need to know what program opens ZMC first.[/quote]
    A quick Google on "ZMC extension" gives:
    File extension ZMC description:
    It is a .eml file that ZoneAlarm has flagged as a possible threat and changed the file extension from .eml to .zmc.
    ZonaAlarm MailSafe renames the file extension because that way it can flag it as quarantined without having to move it to a separate "quarantine" folder. It also ensures that the file cannot be executed accidentally.


    So if you rename the file to have a .EML extension you will be able to open it in your mail program. Whether you should or not depends on whether you think the email is trustworthy...
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    [quote name='BATcher' post='791546' date='31-Aug-2009 14:12']A quick Google on "ZMC extension" gives:
    File extension ZMC description:
    It is a .eml file that ZoneAlarm has flagged as a possible threat and changed the file extension from .eml to .zmc.
    ZonaAlarm MailSafe renames the file extension because that way it can flag it as quarantined without having to move it to a separate "quarantine" folder. It also ensures that the file cannot be executed accidentally.


    So if you rename the file to have a .EML extension you will be able to open it in your mail program. Whether you should or not depends on whether you think the email is trustworthy...[/quote]

    Thanks, I was sure that it should be opened with Windows Media Player. I'm glad I asked first.

    Zone Alarm's always doing something I don't understand, who knew, except you, that it could change extensions.
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    And, I wonder what the preview window in MailWasher shows for that message? Can you see any or all of it and draw any conclusions by that method?

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    [quote name='Bigaldoc' post='791592' date='31-Aug-2009 17:05']And, I wonder what the preview window in MailWasher shows for that message? Can you see any or all of it and draw any conclusions by that method?[/quote]

    The email was received on Aug. 30, 2009 and is long gone from Mail Washer. The original email is still in Outlook Express 6 inbox.
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    [quote name='Duchess843' post='791594' date='31-Aug-2009 17:20']The email was received on Aug. 30, 2009 and is long gone from Mail Washer.[/quote]
    You mean you didn't preview it while it was still on the server? Tsk, tsk. You shouldn't do that...

    I find a lot of emails in MW that look OK on the surface but when I preview them, sometimes I have to tell MW to show me the whole message, but... often it reveals links that end in .CN or other suspicious stuff, so I delete them, never having them downloaded to my computer.

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    [quote name='Bigaldoc' post='791595' date='31-Aug-2009 17:28']You mean you didn't preview it while it was still on the server? Tsk, tsk. You shouldn't do that...

    I find a lot of emails in MW that look OK on the surface but when I preview them, sometimes I have to tell MW to show me the whole message, but... often it reveals links that end in .CN or other suspicious stuff, so I delete them, never having them downloaded to my computer.[/quote]

    I view all emails that appear in Mail Washer but I never thought of taking it any further. Looking at the whole message never entered my mind. I'll do that from now on though.

    Thanks for the heads up.


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