Talk:E-mail spoofing

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 Definition is a practice where the sender address and other parts of the e-mail header are altered to give an impression that the e-mail originated from a different source. [d] [e]
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I removed "for" "of" and "against" from the headings as the content list otherwise read "Reasons for * Fraud, * Phishing, ....". Also the "Practical Joke" reason seemed to be missing.


Dunno if it helps you at all, but I took a screenshot of the last spoof I got: here. The link pointed to a completely different site (I think it was somewhere on The bit about updating your records is typical: makes you click on the link and go to their site to type in your password. Actual emails from Paypal a paragraph that tells you to open a new browser window and manually type the address in. They never include links like that in notices about your account status. --Joe Quick | Talk 23:12, 16 March 2007 (CDT)

Got another one today. This one is supposed to be All of the links in the message point to someone's page on yahoo, which redirects to another external site. Screenshot here. --Joe Quick (Talk) 11:26, 28 March 2007 (CDT)

E-mail versus Email

For the sake of uniformity, perhaps it would be better to use the more professional "e-mail", as I have done with E-mail. This may help to avoid reader confusion, and confirm the academic level of the text. Thanks! --Dominic DeStefano 17:33, 31 March 2007 (CDT)

Types of Spoofing

OK it looks like the different "types of spoofing" section was lifted from Wikipedia. In both places (here and Wikipedia) those aren't really types of Email spoofing, they're types of IP address spoofing.

Email spoofing is a much simpler concept. Should this section be edited out and replaced with an explanation of Email spoofing? (I can write up an explanation with sources if need be, as I know how Email spoofing works) --Eric M Gearhart 13:44, 30 March 2007 (CDT)

Sounds right to me. --Larry Sanger 17:41, 31 March 2007 (CDT)