[tig] From the TIG!

Rob Lingelbach rob
Tue Apr 6 17:58:22 BST 2004


On Tue, Apr 06, 2004 at 09:02:45AM +0100, Simon Burley wrote:
> 
> > Just had a virus e-mail reporting to come from tig-request at tig.colorist.org
> 
> Steve,
> The sender's address is probably forged. The only real way to tell where 
> it originated is to look at the headers...

yes, and even the worry about viruses can become a virus..
To see where the mail comes from look at the Received:
headers and check the path the mail took.  There are many
worms, viruses and the like that will forge headers but the
SMTP ones in the envelope can?t be forged, though spoofing
can obscure them sometimes, but there are protections
against spoofing many of which are used in the Mail Transfer
Agent (Exim) in use at colorist.org.

--Rob
-- 
Rob Lingelbach  colorist
tig founder, coadmin
http://www.colorist.org






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