Am I a bot?
June 20, 2012 1:26 PM Subscribe
Am I spamming the universe right now?
posted by latkes to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Today I've gotten about a dozen spam emails from various addresses claiming they'd give me a job. Then early this afternoon I got one that has my email address listed as the sender. Now I've gotten another.
I immediately changed my password.
I haven't heard from any friends saying they got spam from me today, but is there any way to know if my email address is just being "spoofed" or if my email was actually hacked?
Here's the extended header. Wherever my actual email address appears, I've replaced it with "****@sbcglobal.net":
From: Felix <>
Subject: [Bulk] Database Management Position
Date: June 20, 2012 1:14:35 PM PDT
To: Felix <>
X-Apparently-To: ****@sbcglobal.net via 126.96.36.199; Wed, 20 Jun 2012 13:14:37 -0700
Received-Spf: fail (domain of canaca.com does not designate 188.8.131.52 as permitted sender)
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Authentication-Results: mta1297.sbc.mail.gq1.yahoo.com from=sbcglobal.net; domainkeys=neutral (no sig); from=sbcglobal.net; dkim=neutral (no sig)
Received: from 127.0.0.1 (EHLO 184.108.40.206) (220.127.116.11) by mta1297.sbc.mail.gq1.yahoo.com with SMTP; Wed, 20 Jun 2012 13:14:37 -0700
Received: from apache by sbcglobal.net with local (Exim 4.63) (envelope-from <>) id RTO020-KALP5C-EA for <>; Wed, 20 Jun 2012 17:14:35 -0300
X-Mailer: PHPMailer 5.1 (phpmailer.sourceforge.net)
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
Here's the text of the spam (just for fun I guess):
I would like to take this time to welcome you to our hiring process
and give you a brief synopsis of the position's benefits and requirements.
If you are taking a career break, are on a maternity leave,
recently retired or simply looking for some part-time job, this position is for you.
Occupation: Flexible schedule 2 to 8 hours per day. We can guarantee a minimum 20 hrs/week occupation
Salary: Starting salary is $2000 per month plus commission, paid every month.
Business hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, MON-FRI, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM SAT or part time (US time).
Region: United States.
Please note that there are no startup fees or deposits to start working for us.
To request an application form, schedule your interview and receive more information about this position
please reply to Callie@newusawork.com with your personal identification number for this position IDNO: 8307