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Outlook spoofing problem Please help

I have tried everything I know what to do. I have one user only one user. That is getting his email spoofed. I thought he have a some type of spyware/ virus. So I scan his computer with spybot,malwarebyte, adware 2008 also with our anti virus software. He is the only one getting these spoof. I know it is a spoof because of the return address is not our IP address. It is other server IP address. Is thier anything I can do to get this to stop. It has been 3 months now and he comes to work and log's in witih about 40 email's return. I just don't know what to do. Please help! thank you.

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  • robertld Nov 02, 2008

    No he is on a network. I am the IT guy at the location. I just have never seen anything like it before. I seen people get spoofed but not like this. LOL.

  • robertld Nov 03, 2008

    yea he is wired in. He as not wireless at all coming in to his computer. He has a desktop computer. But thanks for the help.

  • robertld Nov 03, 2008

    Well he is part of our IP. He is join to our domain so He is going out our public IP address. Most of the bounce backs are from other servers that are spoofing him. If it was coming from our IP we would have been blacklisted. But we have have not been on a blacklist. How do I know this. Because it has been going on for all most three months now. Also on top of that all the return emails do not have our IP address on it. So that is why I asked if their is some way you can stop spoofing. I have not been able to find a way.

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No he is not on any kind of remote wireless of any kine. He is hard wired in to the network. But yea I get what you are saying. Like I said before I know he is getting spoof because all the emails he get's back it returned to use with some other server IP address not ours. You know when you send a email the server IP address in attach to it. Plus we have not been put on any black list. LOL. So i know by that. He cam in last monday with 5,000 return email's. LOL. They want me to do something about it. I told them he need's a new email address but the owner of the company said no and that there has to be something I can do. So i posted this knowing that Someone will just tell me what I know.That nothing can be done and to give me a new email address. Thanks for your help. You don't know of a way to stop email spoofing do you?

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ONE QUESTION: IS THIS GUY USING A WIRELESS NETWORK BY ANY CHANCE? IF HE IS, IS IT SECURE? IT SOUNDS LIKE SOMEONE IS JUST LOGGING ON AS SOON AS HE BOOTS UP. I AM JUST POSING AN IDEA. I DON'T KNOW IF HE IS, BUT THIS MIGHT BE A CAUSE. DOES THIS HELP? IF HE IS WIRELESS REPLY AND THEN WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO SOLVE HIS PROBLEM. HOPE THIS IS OF HELP.

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    BRIAN REISS Nov 02, 2008

    ROBERTLD, THANKS FOR THE REPLY. YES I FIGURED HE WAS ON YOUR NETWORK, BUT IS HE USING HIS OWN WIRELESS NETWORK AT WORK OR WHERE EVER THIS IS HAPPENING? WHAT I THOUGHT IS THAT SOMEONE WAS LOGGING INTO HIS COMPUTER FROM HIS END IF HE HAD AN UNSECURE WIRELESS NETWORK AFTER HIS ISP CONNECTION TO YOU. YOU ARE SECURE, BUT IS HE SECURE ON HIS END? THIS WAS MY POINT. SO, MAYBE YOU COULD FIND OUT IF HE WAS USING A REMOTE WIRELESS NETWORK AND IF HE HAS A SECURE WEP KEY? DOES THIS HELP YOU? I HOPE SO! PLEASE REPLY IF I CAN HELP MORE.



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    BRIAN REISS Nov 03, 2008

    THIS IS REALLY HARD TO PINPOINT SINCE IT SEEMS LIKE SOME DETAIL IS MISSING? HIS COMPUTER HAS HAD TO BE CLONED OR HAD A TROJAN OR SOMETHING TO CRANK OUT THIS AMOUNT OF MAIL. SOMEONE HAS CONTROL OF THAT MACHINE AND FROM THIS POINT THE ONLY SOLUTION I SEE IS TO HAVE HIM CHANGE HIS EMAIL ACCOUNT OR AT LEAST CREATE A NEW PASSWORD & LOGIN. HE HAS TO BE GOING TO SOME SITE TO GET SPAMMED LIKE THIS! I TAKE IT THE MAIL IS NOT COMING THROUGH YOUR SERVERS AT THE ISP? OR DO YOU SEE THE VOLUMN ON YOUR END.



    ONE STRONG IDEA IS TO TURN THE ISP ADDRESS INTO THE FTC AS A SPAMMER AND THEY WILL RUN THEIR OUR INVESTAGATION ON THE ISP AND IF THEY ARE SPAMMING HIM THEY WILL BUST THAT ISP. I WOULD STRONGLY SUGGEST THIS NOW. ALSO, YOUR COMPANY CAN ALSO CONTACT THIS ISP ADDRESS AND FILE A COMPLAINT AND MAYBE THAT WILL STOP THEM. JUST A COUPLE OF MORE IDEAS. HAS THIS GUY TRIED BLOCKING THE SITE?? MOST EMAIL PROGRAMS GIVE YOU THE OPTION OF BLACKLISTING SITES. IS HE DOING THIS? STAY IN TOUCH, THIS IS A PUZZLE. I'LL TRY TO HELP MORE.

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    BRIAN REISS Nov 03, 2008

    SAID TO SAY THERE REALLY ISN'T A VERY GOOD WAY. EXCEPT TO JUST DROP THE ACCOUNT YOU ARE USING AND ESTABLISH A NEW ONE. IT IS OBIVIOUS THE ACCOUNT HE HAS IS COMPRIMIZED AND WORTHLESS, SO I DON'T SEE ANOTHER OPTION. UNLESS HE CAN SET HIS FILTERS AT HIS END TO STOP MOST OF THE EMAILS, HE IS PRETTY MUCH STUCK IF HIS BOSS WON'T CHANGE THE ADDRESS. THERE ARE SOME GOOD SPAM FILTER PROGRAMS HE MIGHT TRY TO CUT DOWN THE JUNK. YOU MIGHT TELL HIM ABOUT THEM. HERE ARE A COUPLE OF BUSINESS GRADE ONES.

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    REALLY HOPE THIS HELPS! REPLY IF YOU NEED MORE HELP!

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