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rileyesi

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:35 pm    Post subject: E-Mail Spam Advice Needed Reply with quote

Hi,

Lately, I have been getting e-mails from my uncle that he is not sending. There is no subject on the e-mail and the body of the mail only has a link. They vary from e-mail to e-mail, but the format is similar to this:

http://radiocityradio.com/images/amto.php

The links always end in a .php

Any ideas as to how he can stop this?

Thanks,

Pete
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albertsm

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

first you need to check if he is sending them. check the email header where the email originates from.

maybe he has some virus.

if he is not sending it, it is forged and you can not do anything about it.
just like you can post a letter and sign with 'Leonardo da Vinci' you can do the same with email. Only thing to do is to get a good spam filter in that case.

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rileyesi

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Mark.

I looked at the full headers and there is a difference in the "received from" IP addresses between the "real" messages and the "spoofed" ones.

Pete
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