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Yahoo! Mail Putting start: 0000-00-00 end: 0000-00-00 on Outgoing Mail

Posted by Chris DeMarco on Thursday, August 27th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

It seems people using Yahoo! Mail are going to be sharing some random information with everyone they email whether they want to or not.

I’ve noticed today that all incoming email messages from people using Yahoo! mail have the following tag at the bottom:

start: 0000-00-00 end: 0000-00-00

I don’t know yet if this is an exploit or just a glitch with Yahoo! mail’s system, but if it’s an exploit, it could be changed and used by whoever figured it out for sending spam through mail that legitimate Yahoo! users are sending. Hopefully it’s just a glitch though and not someone hijacking the system.

At any rate, if you use Yahoo! mail you might want to periodically email yourself at a different address to make sure you’re not sending any unwanted data you don’t know about!

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3 Responses to “Yahoo! Mail Putting start: 0000-00-00 end: 0000-00-00 on Outgoing Mail”

  1. Mary Says:

    I noticed that on my incoming mail from my sister on her yahoo account, but did not notice it on my incoming from yahoo to my two other email accounts


  2. Judith G Says:

    I have noticed this but did not follow thru, never interested, but because of a family member I have, bnow I will have all the blasts and junk and virus that have ever been published. In other words it can go on forever or never get started. JUST BULLSHIT!!


  3. Single Mom Says:

    Great site! Keep it up!


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