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October 17, 2019 at 8:45 am #28105Member
Good evening !
I don’t know what do you think about that : I have received a mail from my insurance company with an attached file, but it is written in a language I don’t know and it is in an unreadable format !
Is there something to do ?
Anti X / Ubuntu 18.04 / IPAD 12October 17, 2019 at 8:57 am #28106Member
October 17, 2019 at 11:06 am #28115Forum Admin
You’re Insurance company address is the header in your email address. Does it match contents in contacts?
Unknown Language > red flag
File attached > do not open or download till you figure it out with like
https://www.snopes.com/ or a google search
Once. Way back when. I had to go through one of these.
Simple way out. I would just fwd email back to my insurance company and say I don’t speak their language
I am sure they will clear it up.
Otherwise. I would not touch it with a ten foot pole.
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How to Search for AntiX solutions to your problemsOctober 18, 2019 at 10:07 pm #28238Member
Thank you but I must apologize for the mistake : it is not a mail at all but a download from the site’s company itself.
I tried to download it from another computer with Ubuntu 18 and it gave me the right text in french as usual. I asked the company about that and they answered that my software needs update.
What do you think ? Thank you.
Anti X / Ubuntu 18.04 / IPAD 12October 18, 2019 at 11:22 pm #28243Forum Admin
@corsiglia, perhaps all you need to do is set the language in your browser.
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Thank you all : but I have checked the language in the browser Firefox, and it is always the same language as 4 years ago : French ( or “français” precisely ).
Anti X / Ubuntu 18.04 / IPAD 12October 21, 2019 at 7:21 am #28356Member
Il est où le lien? C’est quoi comme assureur?October 21, 2019 at 9:58 am #28357Member
“Unreadable format” implies to me that you can’t open the file — but you would have to open it to see that it’s in an unknown language…. See what file(1) says about it. If that’s inconclusive, post the output of xxd -g1 <filename>|head (or try od(1) or hd(1) or hexdump(1) if you prefer one of those).
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Thank you all ! it is rather complex and in fact It is not an important point as my other computer with Ubuntu 18 works fine with that contact !
Anti X / Ubuntu 18.04 / IPAD 12
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