Re: [Rpimf] the e-mails

From: Doug Groh (
Date: Fri Sep 05 2003 - 18:32:11 EEST

There is a good virus check on and it takes about 10 minutes to run it. I checked my computer out three times because i was getting spoofed e-mail returns from everyone returning thier e-mail to my address.
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  To: Rpimf ; Rp-Ml
  Sent: Friday, September 05, 2003 9:57 AM
  Subject: [Rpimf] the e-mails

  I got this e-mail from the guy who runs the website:

  I am getting the bulk of the trouble even though I had very
  little to do with it. People request me to remove them from
  the list, however, the funny thing is that they are not on
  it; they (and I) are the victims of e-mail spoofing. Please
  read below. There is nothing wrong with the list, in fact,
  it does not exists any more, and still people are getting
  Due to recent computer worms and viruses, members may be receiving
  reports that unsolicited messages are being sent from their email
  Please note that the security of your email account has not been
  compromised. Your email address is most likely appearing on the messages
  due to a process used by viruses called "email spoofing".
  Many email viruses work by "spoofing" the email addresses it sends itself
  from. Rather than mail itself out using the address of the person infected,
  it takes a random name from the infected person's address book and mails
  itself out as that person. That makes it impossible to figure out which email
  address actually sent out the messages in question.
  This process is similar to a junk mailer sending someone an envelope in the
  mail with your return address in the upper left hand corner.
  Unfortunately, 'email spoofing' is not something that we, nor any other
  email service, can prevent as it happens completely apart from your email
  account or your ???? account. This problem is currently affecting computer
  users everywhere.
  For some recent articles about the problem:

  For more information about 'email spoofing':,24330,2566233,00.html

  Please note that even though your email address has been used by the virus on
  someone else's computer, this does not mean that your computer is infected. If
  you are concerned that your computer may be infected with a virus, here are some
  helpful links:

  * Dr. Les A. Piegl *
  * Professor, Computer Science & Engineering *
  * Editor-in-Chief, Computer-Aided Design *
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  Doug Johnson

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