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#1 donnar

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 09:13 AM

this is more puzzling than troublesome, but seems to me it could become a problem. In the last two days, I have gotten two emails that appear to have been forwarded to me from the email at which I am receiving them! I've copied the long header address information below (with my address changed to protect the innocent!), but I have no idea what any of it means. My concern is: will this be the new way that spammers get through our filters, by using our own addresses as the sending address? Can anyone dissect the info below and tell me what it means? I'm kind of curious if it tells me anything about where this is really coming from. Has anyone else had this problem?

From: donr@xyz.com
Subject: Fw: interesting microsoft news article...
Date: August 17, 2005 4:13:02 PM EST
To: donr@xyz.com
Reply-To: donr@xyz.com
Return-Path: <donr@xyz.com>
Envelope-To: donr@xyz.com
Delivery-Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2005 04:23:09 -0400
Received: from [129.49.104.173] (helo=104-173.bio.sunysb.edu) by cs4.simplehost.com with smtp (Exim 4.51 (FreeBSD)) id 1E5fg5-0003cW-3Q for donr@xyz.com; Thu, 18 Aug 2005 04:23:09 -0400
Received: from 182 by vro867-ypl73.mghl0.operamail.com with DAV; Thu, 18 Aug 2005 02:10:02 +0500
Message-Id: <08491970576853465411.0166ucn0233747402q@operamail.com>

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#2 Leurgy

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 06:06 PM

Hi donnar

I received a series of emails recently with the to and from both containing my name that included a link to download a virus. The emails appeared to come from Net-Integration (the website for Spybot) and it seems their email address database was compromised. As long as you don't open any attachments or download from or click on any links in these emails you should be ok. I'm assuming your anti-virus is up to date and you have run a couple of anti-spyware programs and a trojan cleaner just to be sure. As you say, it would appear the bad guys are using a new spoofing technique.

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#3 donnar

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 09:05 PM

The joke's actually on the bad guys....I'm on a Mac! I'm still careful, i know it's only a matter of time, but I don't think these particular spams will hurt me. As I said, they are just puzzling and interesting.

Thanks for the input.


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