Re: list (fwd)

From: Eduardo Gutierrez de Oliveira (
Date: 12/09/96

On Sun, 8 Dec 1996, John C. A. Bambenek, Esq. wrote:

> unfortunately, forged e-mail is next to impossible to track, unless the 
> sender is completely stupid.  Just check your headers. next time

I am sorry, you are so wrong here that it seems as if you're trying to
convince someone.

e-mail is very easy to trace indeed, as long as you have cooperation from
all the different links involved, a little of common sense, some parallel
thinking and knowing how to use WHOIS, it is very easy, no matter what
your hacker friends tell you or what you may read in UNIX Hacker's

BTW, using Netscape 3 or MS Mail & News just makes things easier.

Sometimes it just may be more effective to complain directly with the
people responsible of the mail account than to the faker itself.

BTW, there is a mailing list, called SPAM-L, that can help you guys learn
something about stopping SPAM, Bulk unsolicited email and mail
fakes-forgery. Let me know if you want any info, I'll forward you how to
subscribe (or to the list, if too many people want it).


Eduardo Gutierrez de Oliveira        
Administrador de Internet                            Internet Administrator
Proveedor de Servicio Internet                    Internet Service Provider
                          CIATEQ, A.C. --  MEXICO
 Centro de Investigacion y Asistencia Tecnica del Estado de Queretaro, A.C.

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