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  • Virus Being Sent...with my forum's name on it!

    I just got an email from my website which contained the following:

    Return-path: <[email protected]>
    Envelope-to: [email protected]
    Delivery-date: Thu, 24 Nov 2005 02:06:32 -0500
    Received: from [85.103.165.144] (helo=gtplanet.net)
    by server.gtplanet.net with esmtp (Exim 4.43)
    id 1EfBBU-0002Xo-3n
    for [email protected]; Thu, 24 Nov 2005 02:06:32 -0500
    From: [email protected]
    To: [email protected]
    Subject: Members Support
    Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2005 07:06:11 +0000
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
    boundary="----=_NextPart_000_0014_1ADB874C.D7D53874"
    X-Priority: 3
    X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
    Dear user jgreer,


    It has come to our attention that your Gtplanet User Profile ( x ) records are out
    of date. For further details see the attached document.


    Thank you for using Gtplanet!

    The Gtplanet Support Team








    +++ Attachment: No Virus (Clean)

    +++ Gtplanet Antivirus - www.gtplanet.net
    Now, I'm well aware that this is a virus, and the email did not originate from my server's IP. Nevertheless, is there anything that I can do to prevent this from happening?

  • #2
    Not really much you can do about this. It's a common problem.
    Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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    Mankind is the only creature smart enough to know its own history, and dumb enough to ignore it.


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    • #3
      Well, how exactly does a virus like this work? How does it get my user's email addresses?

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      • #4
        Sorry, I don't know. Maybe there are some virus experts around that can answer this.
        Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
        Change CKEditor Colors to Match Style (for 4.1.4 and above)

        Steve Machol Photography


        Mankind is the only creature smart enough to know its own history, and dumb enough to ignore it.


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        • #5
          I wish I knew myself. I've been getting them as [email protected] mydomain.com
          [email protected] and [email protected]
          Perhaps setting these address as your own accounts might help.
          Im stumped.

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