[GeoStL] Re: Email and virus protection

  • From: Earl Hancock <earlannis@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 15:12:46 -0500

We got it too, but Norton A/V cleaned it, leaving just the headers. I'm not a conspiracy freak or anything, but after running naked for years (scanning often with Trend Micro's free House Call) I finally bought NAV.  NOW, I get 4 a day! You bet I'll subscribe again next year! Arggh!!!

This from a friend:
Some tools, resources I am using for tracking e-mail back to the source.

I also subscribe to spamcop.net.

from a security e-mail list: www.visualware.com
has eMailTracker Pro and VisualRoute.
eMailerTracker will read the e-mail routing info and attempt to determine
the source machine.
VisualRoute will graphically display the route back to the source machine.

Resources for trying to determine who actually sent you an e-mail.
i.e. with Klez from is not the actual from but you can at least determine
from which ISP the e-mail was sent by looking at the full smtp header.

http://www.expita.com/header1.html is a reference sheet for e-mail, smtp,

http://www.stopspam.org/email/headers/headers.html is a good tutorial on
how to understand e-mail headers.
http://spamcop.net/fom-serve/cache/16.html has a link to how to get the
full header info for any e-mail program.

I often run 2 virus scanning programs since they all miss stuff but two
missing the same thing is less likely.
I also don't run Outlook since it is the Typhoid Mary of mail programs.
I use Eudora and some people like Pegasus high-security email, download
free from www.pmail.com, and it will read Unix mbox, Eudora's .mbx, files.
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