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What does it mean to get an email from someone with a different actual sender?

I got a strange email and I just want to confirm my suspicions. For background, I have my own email server which I set up using iRedMail on a VPS. I have an acquaintance who most likely has me on ...
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Email not considered a secure form of communicate for legal / government purposes - why? [duplicate]

Ive seen the below statement on lots of legal and government documents over the years. Im based in the UK, but presume similar statements are made elsewhere. [In relation to communicating with ...
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How do I find where a spoofed e-mail was sent from using bounce-backs in postfix?

Some nice person has kindly spoofed my e-mail and sent everyone a virus file from "me". I think I can see the originating IP address of the server the spoofed mail was sent from by looking at some of ...
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I can send an email from your email account without your permission. How is this possible? [duplicate]

Similar question with an amazing answer: How can PayPal spoof emails so easily to say it comes from someone else? I hope that the title to this question is actually a lie... but, to my knowleage, I ...
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SMTP Email Spoofing

While testing my SMTP server using a telnet session from home, I was able to generate an email using the following commands: telnet MyEmailServer 25 HELO MyEmailServer MAIL FROM: RandomValidEmail@...
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Spam mail "is missing domain" [duplicate]

I just recieved a spam mail. They asked me to "confirm my amazon account / identity". The button links to a subdomain of (not sure if I am allowed to post this. Please remove the link if ...
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"FROM" mail spoofing [duplicate]

I just received a mail from my boss saying someone with my mail has send some request for money. I is kinda serious and I know it is easy to spoof a mail, but the mail is [email protected]. So my ...
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Received email at work from someone using a member's name

The email message looks like this. This person used a church member's name and used a totally different email address. It went like this: Hi! How are you? (then gives a bad web address) ...
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Pionee Red: Is this a Phishing attack? What should we do?

I have just received an email from a close friend, which had "Pionee Red" as the subject, and the following body: you've a new private message from your friend Click To View The Full Message As I ...
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Can a spoofer intercept my email, insert text and send it on?

I send money to a charity in Africa. Recently my contact gave money to a third party, he said at my request. As proof, he forwarded back my email, and sure enough, some text had been added instructing ...
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Why does a business need to secure its email system? [closed]

Why is important for a business to secure its email system?
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Need to prove someone sent an email, not me [closed]

Received: by with HTTP; Sat, 15 Mar 2014 14:09:36 -0700 (PDT) In-Reply-To: <294B46790F860A4B9790B42606DFA3E4E4E5AE@MAHEXMB02.thrivehosted.local> References: <...
steve dunn's user avatar
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Why is it even possible to forge sender header in e-mail? [duplicate]

With so many popular e-mail providers forcing users to log on using their SMTP servers, why is it still possible to forge "From: " header in e-mails? What prevents users from simply discarding the e-...
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Email hacking myth

I never believed that some one can actually hack an email that easy. If someone hacks an email it means he actually hacked the server and he will gain access to many emails not to mine only. Anyway ...
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Good, simple list of reasons that email is inherently insecure

I've been searching for a while, trying to find a good get of information about the inherent risks of transmitting sensitive data via email. I'm really looking for a comprehensive list of all the ...
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