Receiving email from spoofed ProZ.com address
Thread poster: Williamson

Williamson  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:16
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Feb 3, 2004

Whenever I post a topic on these forums and somebody answers, these answers are forewarded to my email (proz.bounce handler). However, I do not get the answers from other members or job-offers , but spam directed to another email address??
Can somebody explain this and how do you remedy this? I already missed a few job offers due to this spamming.

[Edited at 2004-02-03 13:46]


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 04:16
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Check the e-mail settings in your profile, and on the forum Feb 3, 2004

Hi Williamson,
The settings for forum notifications are controlled on the main forum page:

Off = no notifications
Topics = notification sent for new threads posted in that forum
Posts = notification sent for each post in that forum

As far as job notifications are concerned, check your settings in My ProZ.com - My Settings - Email Preferences.

I don't get the connection between spam and forum messages - why do you think the two are related?

Best regards, Ralf


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Williamson  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:16
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TOPIC STARTER
Bounce-handler Feb 3, 2004

Message: An image of a woman in bikini with publicity for slimming products.






[Edited at 2004-02-03 14:54]


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
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Spoofing Feb 3, 2004

Hi again,
First of all, may I ask you to edit the post by removing all e-mail addresses and URLs, since this is only going to produce further spam.

It very much looks like a "spoofed" message, where the sender uses falsified information in order to circumvent spam filters. For instance, I often get messages showing one of my e-mail addresses as the sender (the thinking behind being that one would never filter one's own addresses...).

I will contact you through your profile - to find out if anything can be done, I will need the message including the IP headers. I will forward this to ProZ.com staff for further investigation.

Best regards, Ralf


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Evert DELOOF-SYS  Identity Verified
Belgium
Local time: 04:16
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Did you already download this url-spoofing IE patch Feb 3, 2004

If not, simply go to:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/bulletin/MS04-004.asp

This may help.


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