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cadguy2

Guest
What is the name of your state? North Carolina

Someone is forging my Hotmail E-mail address to send solicitations for Pornography, Debt Consolidation, and Loan Company websites!

From :
[email protected]

To :
[email protected]

Subject :
Brutal Rape galleries! Cadguy2, it's your personal invitation!

Date :
Thu, 5 Sep 2002 12:26:13 +0200

----------------------------------------------------------------

From :
"cadguy2" <[email protected]>

To :
[email protected]

CC :
[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Subject :
SHOULD WE CALL EACHOTHER?

Date :
Fri, 30 Aug 2002 04:17:38 -0700

I run a small Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drafting Service from my home. I am very concerned that some of my clients will receive one of these E-mail messages soliciting the Porn website, and think I am sending it to them! The few clients I have are respected people, Architects, Engineers, and some women Interior Designers. This could possibly hurt my business relationship, and might result in my not receiving any more work from them.

I have contacted [email protected] for help, yet they keep saying these people are hard to find. Common sense tells me that the people who own these websites, must have hired this person or person's to solicit their advertisement for them. After all, the E-mail directs you to their website!

My question, can I sue these website owners for defamation of my character, possible damage to my business relationship with my clients, and what ever else I can get them for? If I have to cancel my account with Hotmail, it will cost me time, and money. I'll have to pay someone to redo the contact information on my website, contact all the people I have ever contacted using [email protected]. What a mess!

Thank you for any advice you may give me. I do not have a local Attorney, and I need help.

Thanks again.

cadguy2
Don Kaminska
 


racer72

Senior Member
First, DO NOT use Hotmail for anything you want to keep private. As they say, you get what you pay for. Also, anybody can put any email address at porn sites to receive solicitations. There is nothing you can do legally. Get yourself a secure email address and give it only to those that have an absolute need to know. Use Crapmail, err, Hotmail if you want but don't complain.
 

Ladynred

Senior Member
Even though changing your email will incur cost and time on your part, you really should change it. Hotmail is one of the MOST HACKED webmails out there. Micro$oft doesn't care about your problems, hence their whining about the offenders being hard to track down when you have complained. Yes, they ARE hard to track down, it CAN be done, but it takes a LOT of detective work and M$ simply isn't going to put in the time or money to do it for you.

For the sake of your business, it would be worth it to spend $20-40 a year for another webmail service, its less the price of having your customers porn-spammed and then losing clients.

Changing your contact information on your website should be a simple fix.. I know.. I design websites for a living :)
 
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lauracam

Guest
Anyone can send e-mail posted as you.

Bulk spammers get a list of e-mail addresses to send out. They then change the account user information to a random name and/or e-mail address.

If you look in the source code of the e-mail, you can see what ip address and smtp server the e-mail came from.

This is done so if and when people complain, they rarely look at the smtp information, and instead gripe to the "sender," which is you.

Using hotmail for a business e-mail address is poor practice, as it's a fairly anonymous service. Unfortunately the situation mentioned above will happen to you with a domain address.

I know, I have 4 of them.
 

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