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Am I being Inboxed by a Spam Mastermind?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by LOL-Blaster, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. LOL-Blaster

    LOL-Blaster Regular Member

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    OK, Last week I received 2 email spam on my gmail account.
    No biggie, I got spammed before, just hit mark as spam and move on.

    Today, I receive an email from the same sender with the same message!?!
    I took a closer look and WTF: the sender is the recipient of message?

    Is gmail fucking me over or am I being spammed by a Genius who can bypass google filter?
     
  2. Schvamp

    Schvamp Power Member

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    Don't get it, print of the email header please :)
     
  3. Zapdos

    Zapdos Power Member

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    I can make any email show:
    FROM: Admin <admin@google.com>

    But that doesn't mean anything. The real from address is shown in the email headers.
    (envelope-from <real-email@actual-domain.com>)
     
  4. keemoman

    keemoman Newbie

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    Yes Zapdos is right, he is using something called Telnet. Just google it.
     
  5. Zapdos

    Zapdos Power Member

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    What?.... Telnet has nothing to do with email...
     
  6. LOL-Blaster

    LOL-Blaster Regular Member

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    Checked the header, it's the same email address
    This bitch somehow managed to inbox me even though I marked 2 of her message as spam!
     
  7. JFoulds

    JFoulds Power Member

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    People used to use Telnet to manually connect to the mail servers and send email with forged headers using that...
    'HELO', etc.