Impersonators don't have to be perfect - the goal is to make people
believe they are who they say they are. Or probably in this case, just to
be curious enough to read the message where they may otherwise just trash
On Mon, 19 Jul 1999, Manuel J. Galan wrote:
> Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > Just a heads-up: somebody is sending out fake emails that claim to be from
> > me, and that have me endorsing the Java client for Seti@Home.
> > The reason I know somebody is faking emails is that I got a bounce from
> > one of them.
> How about using a little nice PGP or S/MIME signature :-)
> I was sure that sooner or later it was going to happen.
> I know that some people does not like it because it adds some
> lines to e-mail messages (I myself have received hate e-mails
> sometimes...) but the overhead is negligible and the efect is that
> everybody knows that it is going to be much (orders of magnitude)
> difficult to impersonate you.
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