No apologies are needed I1, you were only doing what you knew to be okay.
It has taken a day or so to reply because I wanted to think-over how I would.
My first thought was I need something better than WOT to guard my wife, and me when we are surfing the web.
Even in Dwarf's links I ran across a WOT warning with the sc.mynetwatchman.com safe site info
It seems that WOT is even more paranoid than I am.
I did re-run the SecCheck program offered by MNW, and after several runs my machine is okay.
Since my last contact with you I had another spam email delivered with the blacked out sender, but this time I screwed up my courage, clicked on the link, and opened the Show Original link in my gmail tools.
I went through every address, and numerical IP address, with some addresses omitted for security:
Delivered-To: Received: by with SMTP id ; Fri, 20 Jan 2012 21:31:39 -0800 (PST) Received: by 10.213.9.65 with SMTP id ; Fri, 20 Jan 2012 21:31:37 -0800 (PST) Return-Path: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Received: from antyspam.aster.pl ([ ]) by mx.google.com with ESMTPS id (version=TLSv1/SSLv3 cipher=OTHER); Fri, 20 Jan 2012 21:31:37 -0800 (PST) Received-SPF: softfail (google.com: domain of transitioning email@example.com does not designate 178. ..as permitted sender) client-ip=178...; Authentication-Results: mx.google.com; spf=softfail (google.com: domain of transitioning firstname.lastname@example.org does not designate 178...as permitted sender) email@example.com Received: from host -static. -b.business.telecomitalia.it ( ) by antyspam.aster.pl with SMTP id ; Sat, 21 Jan 2012 06:29:53 +0100 Received: from uqgdkj.yahoogroups.com (c57.yahoogroups.com [240.124.85.156:1080]) by 18.104.22.168 with SMTP id wcy59W64LLSci57441; Wed, 01 Feb 2012 02:20:59 -0300 From: "�i�i���������z�밪�~��DVD��.����-�g�j����" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Reply-To: "DVD���j.�M��26��-�槹���� " <email@example.com> Subject: ��H: ���z����.�U���̧C-��26�� To: firstname.lastname@example.org Message-ID: <email@example.com> X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 5.00.2615.200 Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2012 06:24:59 +0100 Organization: Microsoft Outlook Express 5.00.2615.200 Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="=_NextPart_851_4frk_cys4ms53.xfoxxi4n" X-FEAS-SBL: 22.214.171.124 score 1 X-FEAS-SURL: http://ciritag.z7sksg.com This is a multi-part message in MIME format. --=_NextPart_851_4frk_cys4ms53.xfoxxi4n Content-Type: text/plain; charset="big5" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Disposition: inline grain of sand inside football team, from gonad, and beyond customer are what made America great!He called her Tabatha (or was it Tabatha?).living with plaintiff, bonbon beyond, and from defendant are what made America great! --=_NextPart_851_4frk_cys4ms53.xfoxxi4n Content-Type: text/html; charset="big5" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Disposition: inline <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> lpupxmjr <p> </p> <p> </p> <a rel=3D"nofollow" target=3D"_blank" href=3D"http://ciritag.z7sksg.com"><= font color=3D"#669933"<font size=3D"6"><b>=A5~=AD=B1=BC=F6=AA=BA=ADn-=A6=BA= =A6b=AEa.=AC=DDA=A4=F9=B3=CC=B2n</b></font></a> --=_NextPart_851_4frk_cys4ms53.xfoxxi4n--
when I came across a link to spandle at pchome.com.tw .
I punched it in to the Google Safe Browsing Diagnostic
, and this is what came out:
Don't click on that link to spandle. The only way I could defeat the link was to remove the @ sign, and replace it with at
Even the remove link feature here in the forum wouldn't do it.
Now that I am armed with the information I can alert hotmail, and all of the corresponding dependencies of this email to what is happening.
As I was getting this ready I received another blackie
, only this time it was from AOL.
What's that saying...An alert user's (woman's)
work is never done?
I feel sad that you felt you had to remove that link to MNW because of a reaction that I took.
If you have been doing anything a certain way, and it has always come out on the plus side then continue to do it.
There is never any reason to apologize, if you know in your heart the course of action that you take is right.
Steven Y, 1951 - 20??
You know, that sounds pretty good. I think I'll add that to my sig....