Cursed auto-responders

I got this email:

Report to Sender
Incident Information:-
Database: d:/lotus/domino/data/mail3.box
Originator: [deleted]
Recipients: [deleted]@doc.gov
Subject: test it
Date/Time: 06/05/2005 04:29:19 AM

The file attachment story.zip you sent to the recipients listed above was infected with the W32/Netsky.c@MM!zip virus and has been deleted.

Two problems:

Most virus-containing emails have forged sender addresses, so this email is almost certainly spurious. It’s just making the virus worse.

Even if the message were legitimate, it lacks the full email header information to investigate the event.

I.e., this email message is 100% useless, and 99.99% likely to be spurious.

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Just an old guy with opinions that I like to bounce off other people.
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