[TowerTalk] Spam apparently from me
patrick_g at windstream.net
Sat Nov 23 07:07:12 EST 2013
Pete, part of the problem is that the "bad guys" get hold of contact lists
and send spam to all those listed. You may not be the one with the malware
on their computer. If someone you send mail to is infected (usually without
their knowledge or consent) the lurking malware will grab all the visible
email addresses. This is why in "safe computing" you never send multiple
addresses "in the clear" but instead use distribution lists or put all the
addresses in the Bcc box instead of the "To" box thus denying access to the
addresses of any third party.
Again, all it takes to be used as a source of spam against your will and
without your knowledge is to have someone send out a message with your email
address visible to malware lurking on another addressee's computer.
Spreading the word about having "Safe Computing" will help control this
annoying problem. Placing a bounty on the jerks responsible might also help
but someone somewhere would be offended because it wouldn't be politically
In this instance I have removed all other addresses from the To line and
placed them on the Bcc line.
From: Pete Smith N4ZR
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2013 4:18 PM
To: reflector cq-contest ; TowerTalk ; N1MMLogger at yahoogroups.com ; topband
Subject: [TowerTalk] Spam apparently from me
I am starting to get bounce notices for mail I didn't send, some of it
with a bogus name associated with my address, so it looks like one of
the creeps out there has my address. If you see anything atypical from
my address, please delete it.
73, Pete N4ZR
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