Are you sure it was spoofed? I sent a personal reply, to trolenright(a)yahoo.com, with the
same info that
Leah sent, and it was not returned as "address unknown" or any other action. How
do we know when an
address is spoofed?
Of course, I used an address of mine that I seldom use, just in case the fool wanted to
choose me on it!
This is a complicated subject for specific gurus and geeks. However, it
is sometimes readily determined from examining the full headers of a
message. I made that judgement, in this case, from reading these
headers. Likely the address used was deluged with complaints for which
they had no idea were about. Determining the real author is more complex.
Spoofing does not mean that the address shown as the from add. is
necessarily phony. It is actually another method of spammers. What is
actually being done is that the message is made to appear as coming from
a specific address when in fact it comes from somewhere else. The goal
is to be anonymous and prevent the real start address of the message
from being determined. This is getting harder and harder, and the race
is getting tighter between security developers and spammers using spoof
You can learn much more by doing a web search on 'spoofing'.