[Esd-l] Spoofed email addresses

Paul Ferwerda paul at ferwerda.net
Fri Jun 14 07:51:01 PDT 2002


Yep, that is what I figured. We've got an originating IP address but no user at that address.  I've received a bunch of emails claiming that the website has sent them viruses but the From is forged.  For now I think I won't bother notifying the sender if it is Klez.


PS.  I think the sanitizer is a wonderful tool. We have been getting 100 or so copies of Klez each day which fills up mailboxes and are in general a big nuisance. The sanitizer has made a world of difference. Thanks!

At 07:06 AM 6/14/2002 -0700, John D. Hardin wrote:
>On Fri, 14 Jun 2002, Paul Ferwerda wrote:
>> From looking at the headers it looks like the Return-Path was
>> forged.  Is there any way to deal with this short of not
>> notifying?
>There's a limit to how smart the sanitizer can be made, and you can
>only really catch forgery of invalid addresses. If a work running at
>ferwerda.net forges the sender address as <paul at ferwerda.net>, how can
>you (even manually) tell that's not valid?
>> >> > From Culsart at azstarnet.com Thu Jun 13 17:38:58 2002 
>> >> > Return-Path: <Culsart at azstarnet.com> 
>> >> > Received: from Txkzxn (dhcp825.mc01.dsl.fastucson.net []) 
>> >> > by cepheus.azstarnet.com (8.9.3/8.9.3) with SMTP id PAA14156 
>> >> > for <webmaster at mxtabs.net>; Thu, 13 Jun 2002 15:38:45 -0700 (MST) 
>This one is the original delivery. If there was some automated way to
>query the ISP for which of their clients had at that
>time, then we might be able to notify something close to the correct
>Klez is a serious pain in the butt.
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