Spam from “The Ifroggy.com team”

I have already gotten e-mails like this before, but here is one from management@ifroggy.com (spoof, of course) and it is a virus, I believe:

Dear user of Ifroggy.com,

Your e-mail account will be disabled because of improper using in next
three days, if you are still wishing to use it, please, resign your
account information.

Pay attention on attached file.

For security reasons attached file is password protected. The password is

Best wishes,
The Ifroggy.com team http://www.ifroggy.com

Those crazy Ifroggy.com guys… oh, wait…

Anyway, it is iFroggy and not Ifroggy and it is an annoying e-mail.

Patrick O'Keefe

Managing online communities since 2000, I publish a collective of websites known as the iFroggy Network. I wrote the book Managing Online Forums and, as a public speaker, have presented for organizations like CNN, institutions like Australian National University and conferences like SXSW. More about me.

3 Comments

Stephan Segraves

about 15 years ago

I am really hoping some new standard in e-mail comes out soon because I am getting tired of stuff like this. For once it would be nice to get some real mail instead of junk...

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Patrick

about 15 years ago

Yeah, but then I'd hardly get any e-mail at all (well, maybe 20 pieces or so a day).

I could live with that. :)

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A_Jelly_Doughnut

about 15 years ago

I've gotten the exact same thing from my web host...I don't think if you look at "all headers" it even looks close to real.

I guess most people wouldn't know how to anyalyze them though :(

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