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I keep getting e-mails from user _at_fantasticfamily_dot_net. As I own that domain, I am 100% certain that user isn't real. Of course they tell me to install patch X or ...
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    Stinking e-mails


    I keep getting e-mails from user_at_fantasticfamily_dot_net. As I own that domain, I am 100% certain that user isn't real. Of course they tell me to install patch X or check out Viagra this or that they want to get freaky with me (well, that one I can see), but not one of them are legit.

    My web-site and e-mail are hosted by Netfirms.com (they run Linux). Is it possible that these are coming from me or my site somehow? If so, should I notify netfirms or what? I'm hoping that it's not me.

    Jeremy
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    Since they use a non-existing email address, they are not spoofing it throu your html code... neither in your stylesheet

    althou, internet site spoofer, are getting (more intelligent) fantasticfamily.net exists.... someone@fantasticfamily dot net doest exist!... since the account your having probably have a "catch all" email directed to fantasticfamily dot net domain, it's fairly easy for anyone to simply send an email to this site... you follow me?

    There nothing that you or your hosting can do, I can start a internet spoofer I've made myself or anyother one, that will get me a listing of all the domain name in a list. Then, I take that list and send an email to anyuser@domainname.net/com/ca/org/... and the "catch all" email account will obviously get the email...

    EDIT : I changed the .net part for dot net to remove the potential of some spoofer sending email to those address...
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    Understood. Thanks for the reply.

    Jeremy
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    "All The Dude ever wanted was his rug back" - The Dude

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