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

  • From: "Mike" <mikebike@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2003 18:11:57 -0700

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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On 22/08/2003 at 8:28 PM SuzyQ wrote:

First -- thanks for such a speedy reply! ;-)
Second -- I probably should have changed the subject header on this
message, but didn't as my problem was also concerning messages sent to a
Yahoo! group.

I'm really glad to get this info.  Not real sure it answers my problem as
the messages I get back say that my posts were undeliverable to Yahoo! and
it includes any text I wrote in the initial message. minus the attachments
of course. Some of the posts which weren't supposed to have been posted did
make it to the group, but most have not shown up in the archive list at
Yahoo! yet. 

So, what you are saying is that these messages from 'postmaster' -- even
though they say nothing about my computer being infected & just that my
post was undeliverable -- could in fact be messages sent out by someone
else's computer which does have the virus?  Did I understand this correctly?

Thanks, again!  Although I'm mainly a lurker here, I have learned a great
deal from the group and appreciate everyone of you that help the rest of us
out in our confusion.



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