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Fighting Email Spoofing

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Email spoofing is the creation of email messages with a forged email address. This is a problem in email protocols by design because it does not have any mechanism for authentication, which is why all mail-servers allow modifying the FROM header.
-auth_sender someone@somemailserver.xyz
From:  foo@bar.com
To: janeDoe@bar.com
Subject: Your credit statement
In above example, the user is authenticating with a different account but he modified FROM to look like it originated from another location. Most common users fell for such …

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