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Offline AaronG

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Email sources...
« on: May 02, 2004, 12:50:04 AM »
One of my users has been getting a number of emails like this, with dodge attachments and no or little text. I have replaced her email address with I was wondering if its possible to see where its coming from? Or if she just has a virus or something on her computer.

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Delivery-date: Fri, 30 Apr 2004 23:40:23 -0700
Received: from [] (
 by with esmtp (Exim 4.24)
 id 1BJoA7-0005e5-Nw
 for; Fri, 30 Apr 2004 23:39:54 -0700
Subject: Important
Date: Sat, 1 May 2004 18:39:19 +1200
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
X-Priority: 1
X-MSMail-Priority: High
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Offline Amy

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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2004, 06:12:23 AM »
They are Spoof email, virus senders

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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2004, 06:16:54 AM »
As always I would suggest everyone use good anti-virus software on any computer that is conected to the internet.
Keep virus definition files updated, and enable email scanning.

You can also scan free, from the 'net, using professional scanning software, constantly updated, at:

It downloads and installs an activex control, so if you're running spybot or somthing, you may need to change a setting to let this install.

You can check out the senders IP by looking at the header information in the post. In the example you give, the I.P in question is ( the email 'name' is alterable from the senders end, so does not necessarily show the 'true' sender.
using a site such as  select Domain Dossier and enter the numbers ( I.P. ) into the domain or IP addressbox and click "GO" the information provided gives you information abotu the sender.
THEY MAY NOT BE AWARE THEY ARE SENDING EMAILS IF THEY HAVE AN INFECTION ON THEIR MACHINE..So instead of sending off a nasty email to them or their service providers, a polite email is always a better option.

Please check out the security section of the forums regulary as 'updates' and warnings are regularly posted in their.

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