Furthermore, I am also a subscriber to the gimp-user list, and have *NOT*
received any of the messages that you refer to. That says to me that the
messages which you refer to have probably *not* actually come to you via the
One last thing: The machines that I am presently using are not connected to
the internet via my Austin Road Runner account, which means that they are
incapable of sending messages with the email address that you referenced.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin Myers" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Nonexistent Entity" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "Gimp Users"
Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2004 3:20 AM
Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] RE: Incoming Msg
> I'm afraid that you are inadequately informed. Just as with many other
> users of public lists and newgroups, if you are receiving virus emails
> my address, it is because my address is in another user's address book
> machine has been infected with a virus, and is sending out emails with
> spoofed source addresses, including mine.
> I do realize that you have good intentions, and appreciate the polite tone
> of your note. However, my computers are *NOT* infected, and I'd
> it if you would do a little more research regarding these viruses and how
> they work before spreading such false rumors to a public list. If you had
> done more homework, you would have found that these viruses *never* send
> email using the *actual* address of the host machine they are running on.
> Instead, they always use spoofed addresses from the host machine's address
> book, who in this case is probably another reader of the gimp-user list.
> Furthermore, if you look at the email headers on the messages that you are
> refering to, you will probably find that they do not come from an IP
> on my ISP's domain. If you want to track the source of these emails down,
> then you might try contacting the ISP for the originating IP address.
> However, since the source IP address can also be easily spoofed, that may
> also be a wild goose chase.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Nonexistent Entity" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: "KevinMyers" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "Gimp Users"
> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2004 3:00 AM
> Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] RE: Incoming Msg
> > Hi,
> > It's been 3 times that your account
> > "KevinMyers <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>"
> > sent viruses in ( .scr and .cpl ) attachment files
> > to Gimp-user group <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > could you please check your computer if it's infected.
> > It concerns me because for some reason I don't
> > get mail sent from you filtered along the way and
> > viruses sent from your account
> > stand for half the traffic from the group.
> > Thank you in advance.
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