Hi SuzyQ, No problem. the more people we can educate<BG> the better things will be for all of us. Mike ~ It is a good day if I learned something new. Editor MikesWhatsNews see a sample on my web page http://www.mwn.ca/ UPDATED 22/08/03 See my Anti-Virus pages UPDATED 22/08/03 <http://www3.telus.net/mikebike/mikes_virus_page.htm> <virusinfo-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx?Subject=subscribe> A Technical Support Alliance Charter Member *********** REPLY SEPARATOR *********** On 22/08/2003 at 9:31 PM SuzyQ wrote: Thank you! ;-) So you won't mind if I send your explanation to others who have the same questions? SuzyQ ----- Original Message ----- From: Mike To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Friday, August 22, 2003 9:11 PM Subject: [24hoursupport] Re: emails showing up blank.... Hi SuzyQ, I think you have the concept correct. "Sender forging' or 'spoofing' is when an email address of an infected computer is replaced with another address, often randomly plucked off the infected computer by the virus. Sender forging is normally done just before the virus sends itself out to more potential victims. By changing the address in the 'Sender' field, no one knows who sent the email or where it came from. " As a result many of the AV auto-responders are automatically sending out the messages, which make it appear that we have been infected. Hopefully we can slow the virus down and educate the members of different groups so that they don't end up putting us on their blacklist<BG> Mike ~ It is a good day if I learned something new. For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.