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Maky
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Joined: Oct 10, 2001
Posts: 53
I got this email at my hotmail account :

Dear maky,
We are improving our service by merging pools of user names from
different countries into a global community. You'll get access to
more people around the world through such services as Yahoo!
Messenger and Chat.
Unfortunately, you will need to choose a new Yahoo! ID, as there
is another person currently using maky. Your personal
preferences will be saved and transferred to the new Yahoo! ID you
select below. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause
you.
Your password will not change. This will only affect the name
that you use to log in, and the URLs used for data that you may be
storing on Yahoo! in services such as Photos or GeoCities. (See
"Quick Facts" below).
You will be asked to change your Yahoo! ID the next time you sign
in. Or, you can go to
http://edit.yahoo.com/config/rename_user
and change your Yahoo! ID now.
Thank you for your understanding!
Quick Facts
Q: Has my password changed?
A: No. Your password remains the same.
Q: Do I need to contact my friends to let them know my new Yahoo! ID?
A: No. Your Yahoo! ID will update automatically on your friends'
Messenger and Address Book listings. Your Messenger "friends"
will receive a message from Yahoo! telling them of your ID
change.
Q: What will happen to the ratings I've earned in properties like
Yahoo! Auctions or Games?
A: Don't worry. Your ratings will automatically transfer to your
new Yahoo! ID.
Q: Will my old public postings reflect my new Yahoo! ID?
A: Postings, such as those on Yahoo! Message Boards, will not be
changed.
Q: What will happen to my public URLs, like those in Photos and
GeoCities?
A: You will be assigned new URLs based on your new Yahoo! ID. For
example, if you have a GeoCities page, your new URL will be of
the format: http://www.geocities.com/newyahooid. You may wish
to let your friends know your new Geocities and Photos URLs.
Q: What will happen to my general settings, such as those for the
My Yahoo! page?
A: Your personalized Yahoo! settings will be transferred to your
new ID. You will not lose any of your settings or customization
options.

What kind of hoax is this ?
[This message has been edited by Maky (edited November 26, 2001).]
Badriprasad Bumbabol
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Joined: Apr 19, 2001
Posts: 389
Sounds Strange. Did u get to the bottom of this ??
Maky
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Joined: Oct 10, 2001
Posts: 53
No.. It came to me from "Yahoo! Account Services" <idmerge@yahoo-inc.com> with headers Received: from [216.136.173.189] by hotmail.com
A reverse IP lookup on that ip gives me
216.136.173.189 -> mailer15.bulk.sc5.yahoo.com
So it looks its sent using the yahoo! web based email interface. In that case, the FROM header couldn't have a yahoo-inc.com or am I wrong to think that ?
Ah well.. as long as I ignore it it cant hurt !!
And today I got another message from Yahoo! Member Services <chat-register@yahoo-inc.com> Received: from [216.115.102.151] by hotmail.com saying
<title>Welcome To Yahoo!</title>
<center>
<table border=0 > <tr><td ></td><td><table border=0 ><tr><td > Help</td></tr></table>
</td></tr></table></center> <center> <table border=0 > <tr><td > Do not reply to this message. If you did not request this account, delete it now. </td></tr></table></center> <center> <table > <tr><td >Registration Confirmed - Welcome to Yahoo!</td></tr> <tr><td >This message confirms your new account with Yahoo!. </td></tr> <tr><td> </td></tr> <tr><td ><table border=1 > <tr><td><table > <tr><td ><nobr>Your Yahoo! ID:</nobr></td> <td>makyxxxxx</td></tr> <tr><td >Your email address:</td> <td>xxxx@hotmail.com</td></tr> </table></td></tr></table></td></tr></table> </center> <center> What can I do with my new Yahoo! ID? <table border=0 ><tr ><td > </td><td > Yahoo! Mail <small>Get your own yahoo.com email address</small> </td> <td > </td><td > Yahoo! Auctions <small>Buy and Sell Collectibles & More</small> </td> <td > </td><td > Yahoo! Chat <small>Chat with people from all over the world.</small> </td> </tr><tr ><td > </td><td > Yahoo! Calendar <small>Keep yourself organized.</small> </td> <td > </td><td > My Yahoo! <small>Customize the way you use the internet.</small> </td> <td > </td><td > Yahoo! Games <small>New and classic online games.</small> </td> </tr><tr ><td > </td><td > Yahoo! Travel <small>Reservations, tickets, discounts and information.</small> </td> <td > </td><td > Yahoo! Shopping <small>Search for your favorite products and brands and compare prices.</small> </td> <td > </td><td > Yahoo! Messenger <small>Get notified when you have new mail and send instant messages.</small> </td> </tr></table> </center>

Take an Interactive Tour through the world of Yahoo!, or see the long list of Yahoo! offerings.

Show me more...


<center><table border=0 > <tr><td>
    </td></tr> <tr><td>
    • Policies: Please remember that your use of Yahoo! products and services is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
    • Email Update: Update your email whenever it changes so we can help with any account access issues. (You may be asked to sign in first.) Alternatively, sign into any Yahoo! service, click on an "account info" link, and change the field called "alternate email address."
    • Deletion: If the removal link above fails to delete your account, reply to this email with "REMOVE" as the subject line. Copy the entire email in your reply.
    • </td></tr> <tr><td >[62.68.34.55]</td></tr></table></center>

      That IP in the end translates to
      inetnum 62.68.32.0 - 62.68.41.255
      Origin LIBNET
      descr Libyan Posts and Telecommunication Network Company (Operator)
      country LY
      and 216.115.102.151 -> e22.my.yahoo.com
      [This message has been edited by Maky (edited November 29, 2001).]
Jessica Sant
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Joined: Oct 17, 2001
Posts: 4313

You know your a computer geek when you trace the IP addresses of junk mail you receive to see if the email is legit.... I LOVE IT... hee hee

Originally posted by Maky:
No.. It came to me from "Yahoo! Account Services" <idmerge@yahoo-inc.com> with headers Received: from [216.136.173.189] by hotmail.com
A reverse IP lookup on that ip gives me
216.136.173.189 -> mailer15.bulk.sc5.yahoo.com


- Jess
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Maky
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Joined: Oct 10, 2001
Posts: 53
this is not *typical* junk mail.. This appears some sort of hoax or hack to make you click somewhere to give something away. Specially since the first message was followed by another email giving me a new yahoo id.
Very interesting..
Anonymous
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
Originally posted by Jessica Bradley:
You know your a computer geek when you trace the IP addresses of junk mail you receive to see if the email is legit.... I LOVE IT... hee hee

You know you're a computer ENGINEER when you can not only trace the IP, but actually locate the individual who sent it to you and have them killed by the CIA, all after downing a fifth of Jack Daniels.
Paul Stevens
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Joined: May 17, 2001
Posts: 2823
Originally posted by <SpeedoMask>:

You know you're a computer ENGINEER when you can not only trace the IP, but actually locate the individual who sent it to you and have them killed by the CIA, all after downing a fifth of Jack Daniels.

And you know you have problems when you open a thread almost 2 years old and reply to it.
Damien Howard
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Joined: Apr 01, 2003
Posts: 456
How do you do a reverse ip lookup?
San Su
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Joined: Jul 06, 2001
Posts: 313
Originally posted by Damien Howard:
How do you do a reverse ip lookup?

"nslookup" in windows (Windows 2000 atleast).
If you are using Windows, there is a great utility for network query.

Samspade
[ August 07, 2003: Message edited by: Sankar Subbiah ]
 
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