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Email weirdness

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Wryel, 6 Jun 2006.

  1. Wryel

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Mar 2005

    Posts: 1,663

    No idea where this thread should go, its not exactly technicial....

    Got a call from a user today, stating he had recieved an email from himself although he didn't send it. All it contained was three numbers in the title and three numbers in the body. That was weird enough, but I've just had the same thing happen to me from a personal account that has nothing to do with the company I'm at.

  2. Ukadder

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Aug 2004

    Posts: 1,752

    Location: Essex

    It's not hard to fake the email address of where it's been sent from, I expect it's just a random spam email thats going round useing the recepients email as the "From" email address as well.

    Let me guess..the numbers were 666?
  3. SexyBetty


    Joined: 10 Jun 2005

    Posts: 3,427

    You big freak ;):D
  4. Teledude


    Joined: 4 Dec 2003

    Posts: 2,842

    I got this too....most random.
  5. SideWinder


    Joined: 12 Jun 2004

    Posts: 149,359

    Location: NW5

    I didn't get this, i feel left out. :(
  6. Chunky


    Joined: 26 Oct 2005

    Posts: 570

    dont worry, what goes around comes around as they say
  7. Andr3w


    Joined: 6 Oct 2004

    Posts: 19,632

    Location: England

  8. Kerplunk


    Joined: 10 Jan 2006

    Posts: 8,943

    Location: Bournemouth tbh

    The Devils watching us and playing with our souls. :(
  9. jubbster


    Joined: 20 Jun 2005

    Posts: 47

    weird. the same happened to me this morning too, very odd
  10. kaiowas


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 10,232

    Location: Castle Anthrax

    I got one to the email address that I use in my sig here (and only here) so whatever script is doing this it has scraped a load of email addresses from here amongst other places.
  11. MR_Punk


    Joined: 23 Mar 2004

    Posts: 7,921

    Location: Up t'north

    Ive put holy water on my email so everythings looking fine.

  12. LeperousDust


    Joined: 4 Nov 2003

    Posts: 5,729

    Location: Edinburgh

    Yeah same, it's just spoofed:
    X-Gmail-Received: 2e54f9319d8c70c34da7da2f54a40fc5e8882624
    Delivered-To: me@gmail.com
    Received: by with SMTP id t11cs178422nfj;
            Mon, 5 Jun 2006 19:03:29 -0700 (PDT)
    Received: by with SMTP id q17mr7456132pyl;
            Mon, 05 Jun 2006 19:03:29 -0700 (PDT)
    Return-Path: <me@gmail.com>
    Received: from tucker.org (blk-222-142-233.eastlink.ca [])
            by mx.gmail.com with SMTP id v53si1052974pyv.2006.;
            Mon, 05 Jun 2006 19:03:29 -0700 (PDT)
    Received-SPF: neutral (gmail.com: is neither permitted nor denied by domain of me@gmail.com)
    Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2006 19:03:19 -0800
    To: "Alexdodd" <me@gmail.com>
    From: "Alexdodd" <me@gmail.com>
    Subject: 1545453
    Message-ID: <wekxdkmjcrvwsvjvepj@gmail.com>
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: text/html; charset="us-ascii"
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
  13. The_KiD


    Joined: 19 Apr 2006

    Posts: 2,342

    Location: West Yorkshire

    we got about 60 of these today too :S

    Not had any luck in tracking down what it is, but it is harmless as far I could see, no attachments, nothing hidden in the html code, very odd!
  14. Kol


    Joined: 8 Jan 2003

    Posts: 13,954

    Location: London

    I had exactly the same. An email from myself, but four numbers and about 5 or 6 in the subject.
  15. Berserker

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 4 Nov 2002

    Posts: 15,448

    Location: West Berkshire

    I have three accounts that get spammed regularly and only the account I use for the forums got one.

    Anyway, it's spam originating from a server somewhere in/near Moscow. The server is either compromised or set up deliberately to send spam, as it's using a fake announcement as well as fake headers.

    My guess would be a spammer who hasn't got a clue what they're doing. Happens regularly. I got a Barclays Phishing email yesterday that looked good enough, except for the fact that they forgot to put the URL of their fake site in it. :D
  16. Wryel

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Mar 2005

    Posts: 1,663

  17. The_KiD


    Joined: 19 Apr 2006

    Posts: 2,342

    Location: West Yorkshire

    it has been suggested by Sans that this may a technique for seeding out a new bagle variant: