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Re: hoax mails
Good morning. Welcome to the "Great Email Hole".
Think of the email concept as being very similar to a Postal Mail concept,
with mail delivery to Post Office Boxes.
At 06:42 AM 8/28/2000 +0530, you wrote:
I recently came across a software (GhostMail 5.1) which lets you send
e-mails to anyone assuming any email address. The sender ( a friend of
mine) had assumed the identity as
Sure, and the post office does not object to me calling myself as "Ghane".
Seeing this , i was amazed that the whole purpose of password protection
is a fake , when anyone can send any mail with a reply to address as
No. There is no password or authentication required to call myself
Ghane. I can send letters through the postal services, marking the
sender's address as "Ghane".
I even came across this text , a technique for sending fake e-mails. You
telnet to the smtp port of a mail server use the following commds and
a fake mail with a different return address. I tried this and it does
Exactly. Letters I send with the my address as "Ghane" can be dropped off
into ANY post box in Delhi. No questions asked.
Is there a way of defeating this???
Defeat what? Think it over carefully. What is the security issue here?
And i don' wanna use filters. The person can assume a diffent name and
can mail from a different mail server each time he mails.
If you really are Mohit Sood. For all I know, you may be Neil with a
-- Ghane (yes, Ghane)