Friday 29 July 2005


I have discovered that someone has sent out a "hate" e-mail purporting to be from myself. The e-mail was sent to a Glasgow charity and was forwarded on by them to members of the Scottish parliament and also to some journalists. The charity has now advised those on their contacts list that the e-mail was not from me. I have a strong suspicion as to who may have sent the fake e-mail. A fellow blogger suffered in the same way earlier this year and at that time sent me an e-mail on the subject, part of which reads as follows:
... he bombarded it (his blog) with hate comments - generally of a racist nature. I banned a lot of IP addresses and deleted them. I should have saved them on harddisk, but I was so angry I did not keep copies. He also sent a lot of racist emails to my Hotmail account, and used my hotmail address to send racist material to academics, politicians and other anti-racism campaigners, using the "email a friend" facility at various news websites. I sent a lot of complaints to and others, but there was nothing they could do.
It is sad that we have to put up with this nonsense - I believe that a fake e-mail was issued in the name of a Scottish politician some time ago. It would be useful if Internet businesses could put an end to this sort of thing. In the meantime be careful with your own web security and be aware that not all e-mails are what they may seem.

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David Farrer said...

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dave t
Someone hates me? Gosh how AM I going to sleep tonight.... 
Life is full of silly little people - if we ignore them they go away or, like Robin Cook, jump up and down in their newspaper column screaming "Look at me! I'm down here talking to you"..

1 August 2005, 11:20:23 GMT+01:00
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Andrew Ian Dodge
Sorry to that David. I do hope you have told the proper authorities. I suspect its someone who rather hates you and wants to trash you in the worst way.

31 July 2005, 16:00:16 GMT+01:00
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dave t
But..but.. I got an email saying I could have all your slush fund money if only I sent some admin charges to some place in Nigeria..... 
I once got 6000 emails in one day because some wee bugger used my domain to send a spam to thousands of people and I got all the bounced 'no one here' emails. I couldn't switch on for days I was so feared of getting yet more. And my ISP were flaming useless. Can we not track them down and hang them by know the rest!

31 July 2005, 11:42:40 GMT+01:00
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David Farrer
None at all. I think he may well be the same one that was mentioned in the quoted e-mail.

30 July 2005, 21:14:52 GMT+01:00
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Bishop Hill
Any idea why this person is framing you in this way?

30 July 2005, 19:51:15 GMT+01:00