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Bad things
Some things really make me angry.

As you may know, I help run a Live Action Roleplay game, alongside iamnotramphus.

We've recently had a situation where someone has faked an email from him. Basically he uses yahoo, this email came fromt the same name, at hotmail. To the point of copying the signature on the bottom.

And of course, it was a very inflammatory message "We the ref team, are going to take away all your stuff" sort of thing.

I'm absolutely furious about this. I mean, it's -got- to be someone that has been emailed by the ref team, and knows the game. So basically, someone I know.

We're going to be getting in touch with hotmail about it. And intend to get hold of a copy of the email in question, and dissect it in detail. And whoever it is, had better wish I never find out who they are. Taking the piss is one thing. Maliciously impersonating a ref, to 'get at' someone in a roleplay game is just so far out of order that I'm almost at a loss for words.

I'm not quite sure what I'll be doing about it mind, but I figure I'll start with a public posting 'name and shame' on one or two of the larger 'community forums'.
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dan_lane From: dan_lane Date: February 4th, 2005 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do hotmail still put the sender's IP in the headers?
girl_working From: girl_working Date: February 4th, 2005 03:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is... That's just... *lost for words too*

*goes looks on the boards*

That's just wrong. *feels annoyed on Andrew's behalf*

Thank god I have my own domains & don't need to use Hotmail/Yahoo, etc... So all 'mail from me will come from my domains or maybe gmail VERY VERY rarely (i.e. I've used it twice ever...)

*annoyed & iritated by that*
twistedsister22 From: twistedsister22 Date: February 5th, 2005 04:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually, I've had something very similar happen to me, where someone hacked into my old Yahoo account back in Notts and proceeded to send off lots of e-mails to my then-partner. The mails were very nasty and designed to ruin things.

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