[24hoursupport] Re: emails showing up blank....

  • From: "Mike" <mikebike@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2003 19:06:35 -0700

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.
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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


----- 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.

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