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- Subject: Re: Possible spam?
- From: HyperHacker <hyperhacker@...>
- Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011 18:15:39 -0600
On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 17:04, Rob Kendrick <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 04:40:51PM -0600, HyperHacker wrote:
>> It looks like some jerk has recently started spoofing my address in
>> their spam. I'm curious if they possibly got access to the account or
>> just forged the headers.
> Remember that the From: field in email is completely meaningless. It's
> the equivilent of writing "From: The Queen" on the back of an envelope.
> Spammers routinely abuse this trust flaw by setting the From: field to
> be one of the addresses in their mailing list. Real addresses in the
> >From field are more likely to get through.
>> Has there been spam coming to the list from this address recently?
> Not that I've noticed, but the mail server that runs lua-l is pretty
> anal about the submissions it accepts and processes.
Mhm, I've dealt with forged headers before (even did it myself just
for laughs), but in this case some of the delivery failure replies
included the outgoing headers which seemed to suggests the messages
originated from a Google server, which was more a cause for alarm.
Sent from my toaster.