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RB
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      12-05-2004
I'll ask this one here, as I'm not sure there's a better place to direct it.

At least once and day, I receive an email with a totally blank line in the
address window. There is the usual little envelope over on the left, but
the rest of the line is blank.

If I go to PROPERTIES, there's always an email address for the sender. I'm
pretty sure the address is spoofed.

There are different senders of different blank emails. Doesn't seem to be a
pattern or repeats.

A friend thinks it's some kind of hacking attempt. Could be. I now know
two other people who are getting them, too.

Does anyone know what these are? To date, I've simply been deleting them
when I come to them in the que.

Anyone know what's going on?


 
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Michael J. Pelletier
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      12-05-2004
RB wrote:

> I'll ask this one here, as I'm not sure there's a better place to direct
> it.
>
> At least once and day, I receive an email with a totally blank line in the
> address window. There is the usual little envelope over on the left, but
> the rest of the line is blank.
>
> If I go to PROPERTIES, there's always an email address for the sender.
> I'm pretty sure the address is spoofed.
>
> There are different senders of different blank emails. Doesn't seem to be
> a pattern or repeats.
>
> A friend thinks it's some kind of hacking attempt. Could be. I now know
> two other people who are getting them, too.
>
> Does anyone know what these are? To date, I've simply been deleting them
> when I come to them in the que.
>
> Anyone know what's going on?


What do you see when you view the email from source?

Michael
 
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RB
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      12-05-2004
I have the header and can post it. Would posting help?


 
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      12-05-2004
RB wrote:
> I have the header and can post it. Would posting help?


That's what Michael seems to be asking for. Yes, post it here so it can
be analysed.



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      12-05-2004
Here's the header on the only one I have in my pc right now. It is shorter
than many, and doesn't show a "TO:" email address in there:

Return-Path: <(E-Mail Removed)>
Received: from commons10k2.mo24.107.103.84.charter-stl.com
([24.107.103.84]) by imf08aec.mail.bellsouth.net
(InterMail vM.5.01.06.11 201-253-122-130-111-20040605) with SMTP
id
<20041204153722.TUJH3826.imf08aec.mail.bellsouth.n (E-Mail Removed)24.107.10
3.84.charter-stl.com>;
Sat, 4 Dec 2004 10:37:22 -0500
X-Message-Info: C/z[1
Message-Id:
<20041204153722.TUJH3826.imf08aec.mail.bellsouth.n (E-Mail Removed)24.107.10
3.84.charter-stl.com>
Date: Sat, 4 Dec 2004 10:37:22 -0500


 
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donnie
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      12-05-2004
On Sun, 5 Dec 2004 12:40:48 -0600, "RB" <(E-Mail Removed)>
wrote:

>Here's the header on the only one I have in my pc right now. It is shorter
>than many, and doesn't show a "TO:" email address in there:
>
>Return-Path: <(E-Mail Removed)>
>Received: from commons10k2.mo24.107.103.84.charter-stl.com
> ([24.107.103.84]) by imf08aec.mail.bellsouth.net
> (InterMail vM.5.01.06.11 201-253-122-130-111-20040605) with SMTP
> id
><20041204153722.TUJH3826.imf08aec.mail.bellsouth. (E-Mail Removed)24.107.10
>3.84.charter-stl.com>;
> Sat, 4 Dec 2004 10:37:22 -0500
>X-Message-Info: C/z[1
>Message-Id:
><20041204153722.TUJH3826.imf08aec.mail.bellsouth. (E-Mail Removed)24.107.10
>3.84.charter-stl.com>
>Date: Sat, 4 Dec 2004 10:37:22 -0500
>

#######################
If there is no attachment, I wouldn't think it's a hacking attempt.
The headers show that it's coming from charter.com
I did a whois on the IP and the abuse address is
http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed) if you think you need to contact them.
The sender is using a maifreeway.com address which would be along the
lines of a hotmail or something. I tried to telnet to both of them to
attempt an expn or an vrfy on the name but it led nowhere. If you
have any other headers that you want to post, we'll take a look at
them.
donnie
 
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RB
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      12-06-2004
OK. Thanks. I had a feeling the thing would lead nowhere.

As far as I can determine, these blank emails are benign. I run Spybot,
AdAware, and my A/V right after I open one.

So, I have to ask myself: if they're benign, why bother sending the
things????


 
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donnie
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      12-06-2004
On Sun, 5 Dec 2004 19:31:12 -0600, "RB" <(E-Mail Removed)>
wrote:

>OK. Thanks. I had a feeling the thing would lead nowhere.
>
>As far as I can determine, these blank emails are benign. I run Spybot,
>AdAware, and my A/V right after I open one.
>
>So, I have to ask myself: if they're benign, why bother sending the
>things????
>

#########################
I just found something.
http://www.sdar.com/technology/AskJo...lankE-mail.htm
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Michael J. Pelletier
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      12-06-2004
SamuŽl ML Lison wrote:

> RB wrote:
>> I have the header and can post it. Would posting help?

>
> That's what Michael seems to be asking for. Yes, post it here so it can
> be analysed.
>
>
>
> Yours Sincerely,
> SamuŽl ML Lison
>

Post the entire email...that would be the best way to look at it?

-- Michael
 
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RB
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      12-06-2004
Are Outlook and Outlook Express close enough that the article explanation
would cover both? Sounds very logical to me. Maybe that's what I'm seeing.


 
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