Purported E-mail from Richard Baxter

Subject: Purported E-mail from Richard Baxter
From: Chris Ross <>
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:26:24 +1000
Hi all,

it is not necessarily the email account of the "sender" that is compromised. Often these emails originate from other computers where the malware will harvest the address book and send out spoof emails which are basically designed to put people off guard. They can even be harvested from birding-aus at it displays the sender's email address. This link explains things a bit better: <>

By all means Richard should check his account but it may not be the source. Ultimately it requires vigilance to properly review emails and not click on links that you are not sure about, Spam programs do a lot but they are not 100% foolproof. Normally grammar combined what they asking you to do will allow you to pick a dodgy email regardless of spoofing.


Chris Ross

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