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How to tell friends emails from hacked emails

Discussion in 'General Security' started by Nflder, May 15, 2012.

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  1. Nflder

    Nflder Thread Starter

    Aug 21, 2003
    We all have friends who forward emails they have received from others and sometimes they can be a nuisance but other friends don't do it so often that it is annoying and they seem to find very interesting "things" and you would like to continue to open them BUT how can you tell if the email is a result of a hacked "infected" version? I'd like to know what you think of this...

    Instead of just forwarding another email you put some text in it to identify it as coming from you (NOT in the subject). Like the following "Hi guys thought you'd like to see another Smith's find" (insert your own last name or a nickname your friends know is really you).

    You might even send an email around telling your friends that you are identifying forwarded emails by "Don's favorites" BUT don't use it in the subject line.
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