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Re: OT: Inundated with bogus(?) warnings I'm infected

James Wilkinson wrote:

Remember rule one in spam-fighting: spammers *lie*. (And virus-writers


Usually there'll be a line somewhat like
Received: from mail.ru ([] RDNS failed) by smtp.example.com
(if your ISP is example.com) or

Yep. Clue: Reverse DNS failed.

Received: from [] (helo=menu2email.com) by smtp.example.com
You can't trust the *name* that the "from" computer reports, which in
these cases is mail.ru or menu2email.com. (Remember, spammers lie).

Yep. I've done this once before, using the principles you just
outlined. But I was told I got misled, anyway.


Compromised routers are possible, but unusual -- insecure Windows
computers are a much softer target.

This is my bet. Someone who has me on his email list is
compromised, and is spoofing my address.

This message made from 100% recycled bits.
You have found the bank of Larn.
I can explain it for you, but I can't understand it for you.
I speak only for myself, and I am unanimous in that!

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