Today’s fake email of the day

Today’s fake email of the day

Hi Dear,

How are you doing hope you are fine and OK?

I was just going through the Internet search when I found your email address

…….

So you care about an article titled “
Trap CtrlAltDel; Hide Application in Task List on Win2000/XP” in 2020 and downloaded its source code, but still don’t know my name?

Also when I read the message header (it is called view source in hotmail or view original in gmail)
From: Lisa Williams lw716545@gmail.com
Reply-To: lisawilam@yahoo.com
Message-ID: 1900588789.741179.1601566380447@mail.yahoo.com
References: 1900588789.741179.1601566380447.ref@mail.yahoo.com
X-Mailer: WebService/1.1.16718 YMailNodin Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:81.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/81.0
Content-Length: 572
X-IncomingHeaderCount: 14
To: Undisclosed recipients:;
Return-Path: lw716545@gmail.com

So this is a bulk mail, I am BCCed. Kinda strange to do for a letter that express love interest. But Kudos to keep your Firefox version up to date! Although the scammer can lie here too if wanted to just like everywhere else, there is nothing really beneficial to say you mailed it from Microsoft Outlook Express.

Also in the mail header:

Received-SPF: SoftFail (protection.outlook.com: domain of transitioning gmail.com discourages use of 74.6.132.41 as permitted sender)

I wonder why…

About Sheng Jiang 蒋晟

Microsoft MVP in Visual C , 2004- Forum moderator of the Visual C++ and .Net forums on CSDN Forum moderator of Chinese forums on Microsoft's MSDN forums
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