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An email sent from my future self?

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by XSilverClaw, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. XSilverClaw

    XSilverClaw Junior Member

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    Alright, something odd just recently happened, I got an email from myself which I did not send and it was in one of my sent mails folder?
    Here's the email I received:

    "
    Hello, Fared.


    Yes, it is I — that is — YOU, from the future. I have managed to get access to an information-sending time-travel device, with which I have sent you this email.


    My warning for you is to STOP MAKING MONEY, right now. If you persist in your endeavor, events will spiral out of control and, eventually, contribute towards the Great Economic Collapse of 2017 (which then went on to cause the devastating-but-brief World War 3).


    Please, it is imperative that you stop now. The entire world is counting on you.


    - Fared, 13/5/2059
    "
    if your wondering, Fared is my name.

    Okay anyways, one of my friends asked me if I received an email from my future self and he revealed it was a prank with the aid of a website. His a 13 year old fellow, and his quite into doing tricks such as this. He currently sees me as a money making freak. What I find extremely irritating is that he refuses to tell me what website he used to send an email to one's own self in case I abuse it, and that it was only made for pranks. If your wondering if he has hacked or logged into my account, then I can definitely assure you he hasn't. If any of you fellows out there knew what he used to commit such sorcery, then I'd be happy to know!
     
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    Thanks for the good laugh.


    Did you really believe the email?
     
  4. XSilverClaw

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    To be honest, I would have continued to believe it if he hadn't revealed his prank.
     
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  5. XSilverClaw

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    And no, I've tried several websites like this, which isn't it as they require you to verify your email address, which basically ruins the whole point. The one I received consisted of no signatures or verification emails.
     
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    I don't understand how this is possible. Does your friend know your login details?
     
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    This can be a money maker. Anyone knows how to send an Email that shows the Emails is sent from your Email?
     
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    You should really stop doing drugs and send them to me bro :D
     
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    XSilverClaw Junior Member

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    Nope, although after much research, it might be related to wikihow.com/Forge-Email
     
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    Maybe he used a flying Delorean :)
     
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    Did you check for a key logger on your machine?
     
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    It's just spoofing the email address. Nothing fancy. I get spam from myself all the time. Even Gmail can detect it as spam.
     
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    just another Spam op, take it easy
    WW3!!! lets avoid that, since spammers won't much care about that I suppose

    a mail like this is long time nothing unusual I have got that some time ago before I started IM at all
     
  16. lord1027

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    In college, we did something similar but we had a mail server already configured. The only problem was that the mail got into Spam, but it appeared as being sent from from your own e-mail address. Now I really wish I learned how to do that :)) Oh well, I'll just have to ask some new students on next semester.
     
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    lol this made my morning.
     
  18. Pixelsport

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    It is a simple trick of spoofing the source of mail. there are couple of free sites available on net, which you can use for this purpose. Hackforums kids are well aware of this trick.
     
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    send people emails from the future telling them how stupid they were for not sending 10.000$ to the nigerian guy who told them about the inheritance they had...

     
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  20. XSilverClaw

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    What all those free sites available on the internet have in common is they have those "this email was sent with [site name]" signatures which basically ruins the whole point. Apparently they do that to disallow any illegal activities.