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Have you received spam that looks like it came from mathforum.org or other legitimate email addresses?

You're not alone. Spammers often forge email addresses, using trustworthy sites in order to try to avoid spam blockers.

What can you do?

First, do NOT open suspicious email; it might have a virus attached.

Second, contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to investigate tightening controls. Such emails typically contain information that help detect the forgery. For more information, consult CERT Coordination Center's documentation on

Spoofed/Forged Email

To get your mail client to reveal how a message reached you, we recommend SpamCop's Frequently Asked Question

How do I get my email program to reveal the full, unmodified email?

Third, make sure you and your correspondents use virus protection software, since many of these forged emails begin with viruses that use the address book and computer of the infected user to send the spam.

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