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

Forrest newton_phoenix at mindspring.com
Tue Oct 3 17:46:57 EDT 2017

Well explained, Dennis!

IIRC, the issue with my email address was a bit more of a mystery. I changed passwords several times, but still spam was being sent from the actual account. (Grant could see it was from me, not a spoof account). I wasn’t opening attachments or clicking on links...I have a fairly secure WiFi server (well, the Newton and WEP). The only solution was to discard that email account and create another...which I did. And, so far so good.


Sent from my T-Mobile iPhone 6S Plus

> On Oct 3, 2017, at 8:01 AM, Dennis Swaney <romad at mac.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Sincerely,
> 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
>> Sent from my Newton Technology MessagePad 2100
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