[pcductape] Re: How does this happen?

  • From: "Pam" <ltf01@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 13:25:46 -0500

Hi Vic,
I was referring to viruses. Viruses spoof the senders' email address these
days.

Pam
  -----Original Message-----
  From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Victor Firestone
  Sent: Friday, May 28, 2004 2:05 PM
  To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [pcductape] Re: How does this happen?


  Pam,

  Behind every bot is a person - it is people that are doing this - they use
tools such as bots, worms , trojans and so on.
  The are in it to make money - scams etc abound

  Pam wrote:

Hi Lisa,
In all likelihood it isn't people at all but virus robots doing this. These
are not viruses on your machine but on someone else's machine who, at the
time, also had your email address on their computer. You know how viruses
borrow addresses from the infected machine to send itself to, well many of
today's viruses also borrow one of those addresses to say that it sent
itself from. It's called spoofing.
So what you are seeing is the virus's failed attempt to send itself to
someone which bounced and returned to the spoofed "from" address, you.
Don't worry about them. All you can do is delete them.

Pam

  -----Original Message-----
From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Lisa Schnepf
Sent: Friday, May 28, 2004 11:09 AM
To: PCWorks
Subject: [pcductape] How does this happen?


I get messages all the time like this, saying that my email didn't get
delivered.  I'm enclosing the attached text message, so you can see what
it is.  I never send any of these emails.  How/why are they getting my
name and email address?  Why do they do this, and isn't it ilegal? I
don't have a virus. I already scanned. Thanks.

Lisa

-----Original Message-----
From: postmaster@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:postmaster@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, May 28, 2004 3:46 AM
To: lars2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Failure)


This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.

Delivery to the following recipients failed.

      ard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx





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