In outlook hit "view, options" the bottom of the dialog box is the header. I hate to sound like a Sam Spade [samspade.org] evengelist but it has a feature where you can copy the header in and it'll parse it for you. Thats found under the tools menu. ;)
Same in (shudder) Netscape?
P.S. Thanks for the quick response.
Rightous BH. Thanks again :).
IP won't always be in there from the sender - usually just the gateway or isp used.
This is a bit different from fraudulent orders, but it's related.
Apparently every email address on my sites has been harvested, and I am getting spam messages - the same identical ones, for web hosting - forwarded to each of the addresses on the sites from different email addresses all over Europe and a couple from the Middle East.
These emails are being forwarded and coming through the web host's server, and if I go to File>Properties in Outlook Express and look under the details tab, all the IP numbers are right there - don't know if the ones appearing will work.
Now it's too late, because they already have the addresses, but I think maybe the best preventive solution for the future might be to dig out info on email harvesting spiders and either exclude them or find a script I saw that sends unwanted spiders into a "black hole." Also, I seem to vaguely recall some way to "hide" the email addresses on a site.
Any clues on how to implement any of these solutions or what to do to handle situations like this?
Not sure if it works or not, no spam as yet but they may not have tried. It's the ol' "absence of evidence is not evidence of absence" trick.
Perhaps some of the scripting experts will venture an opinion.
var name = "PUT NAME HERE";
var domain = "PUT DOMAIN HERE";
document.write('<a href=\"mailto:' + name + '@' + domain + '\">');
document.write(name + '@' + domain + '</a>');
>the ol' "absence of evidence is not evidence of absence" trick.
LOL that's a good one!
Sure, if it would work, I'd use it.
If you're hosted on an Apache server, a quick and dirty trick for blocking assorted robots is here [bignosebird.com], and check here for a version of the "black hole" [bignosebird.com] trick. Although somewhat dated, this page [mosa.unity.ncsu.edu] offers more in depth info similar to the first page suggested.
Xoc started another thread at [webmasterworld.com...] on dealing with spam. His post suggests a link that has "something for everyone." Let's continue this discussion there...
Edited by: DaveAtIFG
ah, ok! how did I miss that one. Thanks.