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Forged Email Address @hereinourcity.com

Recently we discovered that the hereinourcity.com address is being forged.
Unsolicited email under the @hereinourcity.com address is being sent to a large
number of recipients.  We do not condone such activity and strongly condemn
the irresponsible idiots who engage in this activity.
 
If you are not expecting an email from Here In Our City but receive email from
@hereinourcity.com, delete it immediately.  This will usually be garbage email
and may even have a virus or worm attached to it.
 
Below is the response we received from Lycos Customer Service
(our website provider) when we reported this abuse.

This is an automated message to advise you that a technician has responded to
your question. You can view this response and track the progress of your
inquiry online, or see the included reply below:

Ticket Ref : 5763-ETHV-2864
Ticket Subject : Unauthorized email sent from domain address

Reply:
Most unsolicited email messages (spam) messages that appear to be from Lycos
users are actually not sent from our service.
The spammer forges the Lycos Domains email address to make it appear as if it
came from our service.
Unfortunately, there is very little that we can do to stop this forging of
header information, we apologize.

If these 4 items are not in your spam message, the message was not sent using
our services.  However, the inclusion of these items may not necessarily mean
the message came from our services as this information can be forged as well.

    1. An "Received: from" line that denotes the name of the service the email
came from: Organization: Lycos Domains Mail (bos-mail1.domains.lycos.com)
    2. An "X-Sender-IP: 209.202.241.102" line that indicates which IP the
message was sent from
    3. An "X-Mailer: SquirrelMail" or "Clinet X" line that is in all of our
Web-Based email service indicates which mail client the message was sent by
(SquirrelMail-webmail.domains.lycos.com with HTTP)
    4. A "Message-ID:
<
36288.209.202.205.1.454172587.squirrel@webmail.domains.lycos.com>

These URL's might assist you in looking closer at the mail that you received
to determine its origins:

http://www.spamcop.net

http://www.cauce.org

http://www.internetprivacyfordummies.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=listarticles&secid=3

http://www.claws-and-paws.com/spam-l/tracking.html

I would suspect that the message is forged simply due to the spam controls we
have in place.  We currently implement SpamAssassin 3.0.4 on the front end to
prevent users from receiving spams in their accounts.

I apologize for the problems you have experienced.  Should you have further
questions regarding this issue, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you.
 
Customer Service
Lycos Services.