Re: [Scouter_T] Weird Email
- Hi Jeff,
I don't think it made it through to the Scouter_t list....
But here's how this happens. Somehow, somewhere, a spammer got ahold of your address. (Try googling yourself - you might find your email.) They have thousands of legit email addresses they use supposedly in the FROM address. They send out the email. I get email all the time that has "john smith" as the name, but MY email. If I'm not careful when I mark it as spam, it put's my email in my banned addresses list and then when I try and BCC myself on email I send out, it is not delivered. Then I have to go reset it.
There are new technologies happening "as we speak" that will verify the IP address against the "from" address - if it's not right, it's spam. So, if Yahoo's registered mail server was 220.127.116.11 and mail came from me@..., but the IP was 18.104.22.168, it would be marked as spam.
Scouting Phreak <scoutphreak@...> wrote:
I am writing to apologize (out of extreme embarrassment) to everyone who
might have gotten a surprise email from this account
know I was quite surprised when I opened my gmail and was alerted from a
couple of you that you had received a strange email from me.
I am not really sure how gmail did that (I thought it was relatively safe).
If you've opened the email, I might recommend that you scan your PC incase
there was/is something attached to it however and where ever it came from.
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