Thanks for the suggestion Dennis
Since I publish a web magazine, I have developed a way for people to sign up
for free trial issues and also have subscribers, writers and advertisers
whose names I keep in separate mailing groups by type of contact = thousands
of contacts. I cannot warn them all unfortunately and any mass email warning
could only add to the unwanted email.
It is interesting that this is a topic in the Ziff-Davis ZDNet magazine on
the web to which I subscribe. However, I think anyone (subscriber or not)
can take a look at the article at the site below:
The article writer says the service provider should be held accountable.
Wish I could get telus to care!
Like myself, David Berlind, the writer, did not find the virus on his
Sent: August 22, 2003 6:17 AM
; Xenia Stanford
Subject: Re: RE: address being spoofed
The only thing you might want to do is to advise all those persons that
would have your email address in thier address book about what happened and
suggest to them that they double check the virus scanner on thier systems.
This type of thing can happen without them realizing it if they happen to
have a virus on thier pc.
Dennis J Stevenson
Lion Dennis J Stevenson, PDG
Calgary North Hill Lions Club
----- Original Message -----
From: Xenia Stanford <president@...>
Date: Friday, August 22, 2003 2:10 am
Subject: RE: address being spoofed
> Thanks Mary. I did send the header info with my message so that if
> there was
> a clue maybe one could pick it up but not sure I could spot
> anything to
> help. This was the third day of this problem and you are right, it
> seems to
> have died down late today.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-dist-gen@...
> [owner-dist-gen@...]On Behalf Of owner dist gen
> Sent: August 21, 2003 5:56 PM
> To: dist-gen@...
> Subject: Re: address being spoofed
> Dear Xenia,
> There is probably nothing you can do.
> Likely, someone who has you in their address book has the virus. Their
> computer sends out messages pretending to come from addresses it finds
> in its address book. It will likely stop in a day or two, either when
> they realize they have a virus or when the program moves onto someone
> else in the infected computer's address.
> Reading headers is not hard and you might be able to take the original
> message (not the one you see) and tell who is sending the address. If
> you get a warning from someone you know, you could ask them to copy
> only the header and send it to you and see if you can figure out
> who is
> Sorry, not much help.
> On Thursday, Aug 21, 2003, at 09:49 Canada/Mountain, Xenia Stanford
> > What can I do to stop this?