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unwanted e-mails

Discussion in 'Internet, Connectivity and Communications' started by st giles, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. st giles

    st giles Nibble Poster

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    Hi there,
    Just a quickie. If somebody was recieving offensive e-mails and the sender was using someone elses e-mail address to send them is there a way of finding out the actual senders e-mail address?.







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  2. Jakamoko
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    Guess you could start by pasting the headers of the email on here and we'll take a look. If using Outlook, right-click the message, select Options, then go to the bottom, and copy the section called "Internet headers". If Outlook Express, right-click message, select Properties > Details, then copy the "Internet headers" section.

    Paste on here, and we'll have a look, but if it is spoofed, there may be little way of tracing it's origin. Is the offensive content specifically aimed at the recipient, or is it a fairly generic " Your account has been suspended for illegal activity" type of cr@p ? Chances are it may just be the latest variant of MyTob, or some other cr@p like that.
     
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  3. st giles

    st giles Nibble Poster

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    no. it's aimed at the recipient.
     
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  4. Jakamoko
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    Well, depending on the spoofing technique used, then the recipient could simply do the above to trace the sender.
     
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  5. moominboy

    moominboy Gigabyte Poster

    there are some programs called tracers (i think) which you can hide in an e-mail and send it back, if they are using a spoof e-mail account kinda like a proxy and picking up from there, the tracer will be opened when they open it and should send it's location to you.

    however i have only read little bits about it but if the mail is serious enough, try the cops?
     
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  6. st giles

    st giles Nibble Poster

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    ok. cheers chaps.
     
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  7. st giles

    st giles Nibble Poster

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    I would have to get him to e-mail me the message and then copy the address of the original. would it still work and could you still look at it
     
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  8. Jakamoko
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    If he forwards you the message as an attachment, and you then open the attached email and do as above, then yeah, the info will be there. Of course we'll take a look, m8 :)
     
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