[ot] yahoo email

Jon Hylands jon at huv.com
Tue Jun 8 12:58:01 UTC 2004

On Tue, 8 Jun 2004 05:44:55 -0700 (PDT), David Faught
<dave_faught at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Just so you're aware, someone is sending out lots of email with
> attached viruses using my Yahoo email address as the return address.  I
> don't believe that they have access to my actual account, and so don't
> have access to my address book with this list in it.  I also don't know
> why they're picking on me, other than possibly envy of my astonishingly
> good looks (ha ha ha).

That happens to pretty much everyone whose email address is public (ie -
posted on a web site, or in a usenet message).

The spammers/virus writers send the virus using forged (but real) email
addresses to make it look more legitimate.


   Jon Hylands      Jon at huv.com      http://www.huv.com/jon

  Project: Micro Seeker (Micro Autonomous Underwater Vehicle)

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