[NTLK] Spammer says what? - was: yahoo! really nice stuff

Dennis Swaney romad at mac.com
Tue Oct 3 11:01:43 EDT 2017

Hi, Forrest

The usual way is your email address is stored on someone's Windows computer
in their Contacts application. A hacker uses malware to enter said computer
and harvests ALL contact info which is then sold to spammers. A spammer
then replaces their email address with yours so it LOOKS like it is coming
from you. When I receive SPAM from a legitimate address, I look at the the
details of the headers and sure enough there will be a weird email address
attached to the "legitimate" one.

Dennis B. Swaney

"I think, therefore I Mac"

On Tue, Oct 3, 2017 at 3:43 AM, Forrest Buffenmyer <
newton_phoenix at mindspring.com> wrote:

> How well we know this, eh Grant?
> I'm still baffled as to exactly how my account got compromised as it did,
> but no matter. All is well now. Let's hope it stays that way.
> Word to the wise--it CAN happen to you.
> Mahalo,
> Forrest
> On Monday, October 2, 2017 at 11:59 am Grant Hutchinson wrote:
> > As mentioned in my previous post, I have placed Igor's address in
> moderation mode for now. This will prevent additional messages from getting
> posted the list. I have also contacted him directly regarding this issue.
> If I keep seeing spam coming from his address, I will block it permanently.
> --
> Thanks,
> --Forrest
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