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    Affiliate Manager 1av8r's Avatar
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    I received an email from myself -- WTF!?
    I got an email from myself at 2:53 this am with 557 as the subject and the body was 5556...another co-worker also got something similar, but a different combination of numbers...other people in other forums have mentioned the same thing...the header has bogus info too..any idea what gives?

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    Anything attached to it?

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    I got the same thing the other day as well. I just ignored it and deleted it. It didnt appear to have anything attached. I run my anti-spyware program daily, and it didn't appear to catch anything. Very strange email though.
    [B]Jon Lyons[/B]
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    [EMAIL="jon.lyons@fluxads.com"][SIZE=1]jon.lyons@fluxads.com[/SIZE][/EMAIL][SIZE=1] | 1-877-GO-2-FLUX | [URL="http://www.fluxads.com/"]FluxAds.com[/URL][/SIZE]

    [SIZE=1]LinkedIn: [URL]http://www.linkedin.com/in/jrlyons[/URL][/SIZE]

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    Affiliate Manager 1av8r's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geno Prussakov
    Anything attached to it?
    Nope, at least nothing that my virus checking could see.

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    It's called "spoofing" (I think - others may well know more). A spammers technique, they use an established address to make it look like it's a legit email.

    I regularly get emails to and from a whole staff of people that I've never met, but apparently use my domains.

    You'd think they'd at least filter out the same domain when spamming - I hate stupid spammers most of all - like those who send an email with subject <subject here> to <email address here>

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    how about when they try and link spam a forum and can't figure out how to create the hyperlink and all the formatting code is visible...

    ...losers

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    Unhappy Spoof spamming
    I have had that occur - one of my email aliases emailing me. How can I stop it occurring-- my spyware software (3) and antivirus protection pick nothing up. It is always ( yes I did open it to see what it was tryig to sell ) from one so called charity promotion site???
    I especially don't like to see I have a message from billing at really comfy pants when I do not have an alias "billing".

    How have I let my guard down? Any suggestions for the non tech savvy greatly appreciated.

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    Sorry, I was just testing a new sp*m software.

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    Someone was just testing their new Sp*mming tool using random numbers to beat Sp*m filters - a variation on the big bunch I'm seeing using large paragraphs of random words.

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    I especially don't like to see I have a message from billing at really comfy pants when I do not have an alias "billing".
    I get those all the time. They just try different aliases like sales, support billing...they prolly use billing most becuase they know most people will check that.


    HAHA Sam Bay!
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    "Any suggestions for the non tech savvy greatly appreciated."

    Being non tech savvy myself, I just hit delete and don't spend a second worrying about it. Happens just to about everyone, not much you can do about it.

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    I'm getting constant messages that my email accounts have been compromised or are dying or something. spoofing, for sure

    but watch out for virus payloads

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    Was it in text or html (a pic of the numbers?).

    Text no problem, html or just a pic could be delivery of a security hole in windows.
    Continued Success,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haiko de Poel, Jr.
    Was it in text or html (a pic of the numbers?).

    Text no problem, html or just a pic could be delivery of a security hole in windows.
    yup.. that is true.
    Pics can be used to expose a security flaw.

    Eventually, sending emails to all the contacts in your address book.

    it could be that somebody got ur email address from another machine that might be compromised.

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    Any of you guys see "Secret Window" starring Johnny Depp!!!

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    I always get e-mails from myself. Though I send them on purpose...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nakedgamer
    I always get e-mails from myself. Though I send them on purpose...
    you deserve the

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    Yeah, sounds like a spoof header. Not hard to do. Likely they are compiling an email list of addresses that dont bounce. Check the source in the header and block whatever the origin is or likely you will get more in the near future.

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