i don't know who you are but do not post using my email account name.

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by slpetlak, Dec 26, 2004.

  1. slpetlak

    slpetlak Guest

    Someone ripped off my name and put it on the reply to my first email.
    They made their reply look like it came from my email box!

    I didn't write the reply that is so disgusting and I don't know who
    did.

    S.L.P.
     
    slpetlak, Dec 26, 2004
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    maxpower Guest

    dont loose any sleep over, its just a wanna be hacker with an annonymous e
    mail program
     
    maxpower, Dec 26, 2004
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  3. slpetlak

    Dave Gower Guest

    Struck on Christmas day when he knew most newsgroup administrators would be
    away from their computers. Seems to have hit some newsgroups and not others,
    which implies it is a virus taking advantage of some flaw in server
    software. Should be easy to fix if the administrator is on the job.

    I would guess it's some kid who has paid attention in English literature
    class, because it's a take-off on Swift's 18th Century "Modest Proposal"
    joke, which you can look up on the Web.
     
    Dave Gower, Dec 26, 2004
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  4. slpetlak

    slpetlak Guest

    All you guys have been so good over the years. The friendliest, and
    most helpful bunch of guys.

    Steve
     
    slpetlak, Dec 27, 2004
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  5. Quite a few people have been 'spoofed' in recent weeks (not just this
    holiday period) on other newsgroups as well.

    It's usually obvious since the real owners of the e-mail boxes do not
    normally send junk.

    DAS
     
    Dori A Schmetterling, Dec 27, 2004
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  6. slpetlak

    Dave Gower Guest

    I can't comment on anything other than the Christmas newsgroup spoofs, since
    I didn't see these other ones. But I am pretty sure that the ones I saw were
    generated on newsgroup servers, since one group attacked is heavily
    moderated, with human intervention and a delay of at least one day before a
    sent message appears, and several spoofed messages appeared there
    instantaneously. That had to be a virus on the server.

    Anyway, back to cars. Cheers.
     
    Dave Gower, Dec 27, 2004
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