My friend recently recieved an email about a warning of an attachment might contain virus because of being an executable file. The email is like this;

xxx@gmail.com is sent an email contains "Executable Files".

Does this mean, the original email was sent from my email or Am I the receiver? Thanks in advance.

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    Are you sure it writes is? Isn't it has? – user178049 Jun 7 '17 at 11:48
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    Strictly grammatically, xxx@gmail.com is the receiver of said email. However, the grammar of the whole sentence is so terrible that I would not dare to guess what was meant exactly. – oerkelens Jun 7 '17 at 12:06
  • I agree with oerkelens. An email contains sounds wrong; I think it should be an email containing. – user178049 Jun 7 '17 at 12:40
  • Can you make sure that what you have in the blockquote is exactly what the email said? – Stephen S Jun 7 '17 at 15:18
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    If that's literally what the message says, I'd question whether it's a scam message. A common tactic is create a fake warning to get someone to do something. Legitimate messages typically use correct grammar. Scams originating in places where English is not the primary language often contain English mistakes. – fixer1234 Jun 7 '17 at 19:17

xxx@gmail.com is sent an email contains "Executable Files".

it means that xxx@gmail.com has been sent a questionable email, is xxx@gmail.com your address or someone else's?

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