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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-27-2004, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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[GEEK] Can anyone give me info about this e-mail??

Ok, I got this e-mail, but I don't recognize the name. I would just reply and ask where the person knows me from, but I have a very strange feeling this is a fake e-mail from a psycho chick I dated a couple years back. She's pulled something similar to this before, although through IM, so I don't want to respond and "verify" who I am. Anyway, is it possible for any of you computer gurus to figure anything out from this e-mail header?? Thanks.

Here's the e-mail with full header:

X-Apparently-To: (REMOVED) via 216.136.226.43; Fri, 26 Nov 2004 21:41:43 -0800
Authentication-Results: mta110.mail.sc5.yahoo.com from=aol.com; domainkeys=neutral (no sig)
X-Originating-IP: [64.12.137.8]
Return-Path: <[email protected]>
Received: from 64.12.137.8 (EHLO imo-m27.mx.aol.com) (64.12.137.8) by mta110.mail.sc5.yahoo.com with SMTP; Fri, 26 Nov 2004 21:41:43 -0800
Received: from [email protected] by imo-m27.mx.aol.com (mail_out_v37_r3.8.) id r.1ee.2fa75302 (3842) for (REMOVED); Sat, 27 Nov 2004 00:41:39 -0500 (EST)
From: [email protected]
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2004 00:41:39 EST
Subject: saw you on yahoo
To: (REMOVED)
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="-----------------------------1101534099"
X-Mailer: 9.0 for Windows sub 5101
Content-Length: 540


Hey , is that Avery? I believe it is!!!!! I haven't seen you or heard about you in YEARS! Thought that I would drop u a line and say Hello! Email back if you want to catch up talk to you later!
'Jennifer Vineyard

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-27-2004, 09:28 PM
 
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IPs are Yahoo and AOL. Not much there.

Send her a reply. What have you got to lose?
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-28-2004, 12:18 AM
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That name sounds familier! Are you sure that wasn't a virus email??




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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-28-2004, 02:29 AM
 
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dude, virus emails are very generic these days, and can come from anywhere, even making it seem like its coming to you, when its actually just spam/virus infected. unless u get more than one, i wouldnt worry about it too much..but i would run an antivirus scan, and spyware scan while ur at it.
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dude, virus emails are very generic these days, and can come from anywhere, even making it seem like its coming to you, when its actually just spam/virus infected. unless u get more than one, i wouldnt worry about it too much..but i would run an antivirus scan, and spyware scan while ur at it.
Well, there were no attachments and it was sent to my yahoo addy, so I doubt it had a virus. However, I run virus scan and spyware scan on a regular basis.
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-28-2004, 11:33 AM
 
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ur probably safe then..i get calls all the time from people saying they are getting these strange emails that look like its supposed to be directed at them, or look like it came to their inbox, but their address isnt even on it..there are so many possibilities these days, it can make ur head spin.

if ur running virus/spyware scans regularly...thats the important thing.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-28-2004, 04:00 PM
 
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I don't open anything I don't recognize. Sometimes I get e-mails from people on different forums, their e-mail is different from their screen name. I ignore/delete it until they PM me or something and tell me they are sending something. If I e-mail someone here from work or personal E-mail I will put Bumblebee in the title line so they will know.
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That is being a little bit to carefull for my taste...




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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-29-2004, 03:41 AM
 
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Well if there was no attachment and it's coming from yahoo or aol, reply back to it. See if you get a response. And if it is some psycho chick you dated, you can delete and block her.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-29-2004, 05:35 AM
 
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Well here's what I found. The email is a "good" account with aol. The account thou has a moderate traffic volume. This person could be creating a spam book or just wants to say hello. I would play the 70/30 rule on this one. It is 70% ok but 30% bad to communicate back. Spammers use all kinds of ways to get fresh email accounts.
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-29-2004, 07:01 AM
 
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i hate to say it, but it could be a fun ride if it turns out to be a psychotic ex-girlfriend.

how do you guys tell it it came from aol and went to yahoo and stuff like that?
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With what Twisty said, I would not respond...




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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-29-2004, 02:38 PM
 
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i hate to say it, but it could be a fun ride if it turns out to be a psychotic ex-girlfriend.

how do you guys tell it it came from aol and went to yahoo and stuff like that?

From the headers. Just read them and look at it and it tells you where it came from and the ip tells you who owns it.
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