[bct] Re: Spoofing email

  • From: Pam Quinn <quinn.family@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 21 May 2006 17:32:51 -0500

I'd like to add one thing to this, and then I'm not going to mention
anything related to this again here. If messages seem unusually rude
or out of character, check the headers. I don't know why this person
is bothering to spoof emails, because an email client isn't seen in
the headers and it's as simple as that--as some were kind enough to
point out the last time all of this happened. My messages will have
either Agent or braillenote in the headers. Rick's real messages had
Outlook Express in them, etc. The spoofed messages had none. It's a
real shame if the list has lost Rick now.

That's all I have to say about it, and Angie is right that we need to
just ignore this and move on.


On Sun, 21 May 2006 17:51:25 -0400, you wrote:

>Hi Rick and all,
>I was just about to write and point this out to you and Neal privately.
>I guess the only thing we can and should do is to just ignore messages with 
>that content. We know this list is prone to 
>spoofing. We also know that none of the regular contributors is stupid enough 
>to post something like this under their 
>own email address. This person will get bored if people stop believing these 
>messages are from whoever they seem to 
>be from. So my thinking is that we, as list members, just go on about our 
>regularly-scheduled posting, ignoring these 
>posts. The moderators might wish to do something different, of course. But if 
>*no* responses to this message are seen 
>on-list, this person will give up.
>--Original Message Text---
>From: Rick Harmon
>Date: Sun, 21 May 2006 17:43:25 -0400
>Hi everyone, 
>The two spoofed emails that supposedly were sent by me have headers that show 
>the email 
>coming from a account in New Zealand just like all the others from our little 
>So Larry I guess our friend did not go to jail after all and is again having 
>fun here on the list. 
>I hope something can be done before the list has to go elsewhere again for 
>I guess this give everyone on this list something to think about.  Can we 
>really trust anyones 
>email on here any more?  I sure hate to second guess every email I get from 
>here as to it being 
>real or not. 
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>Email: rickharmon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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