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How To Determine The Origin Of Spam?
By: Julia Gulevich
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  • How To Determine The Origin Of Spam?
  • The From...
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    How To Determine The Origin Of Spam? - At first, look...

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    At first, look at the forged From: field. The email address in the From: and Reply-To: lines doesn’t exist. So, the spammer took care about directing bounced messages and all the indignant replies people may send to a non-existing email account.

    Secondly, the Subject: line. It contains the variations of the “Meds” and “Viagra” words that are known to be met in spam messages. Plus, the subject contains a range of random characters. It’s obvious that the subject line is skillfully tailored to fool anti-spam filters.

    Lastly, let’s analyze the Received: lines. We start from the oldest one - Received: from by; Tue, 07 Nov 2006 05:53:35 -0500. There are two IP addresses in it: says it received the message from

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