come to my attention that some e-mails containing pornography, spam
or even viruses are circulating with "firstname.lastname@example.org"
or "email@example.com" in the "From:" line of the e-mail.
The apparent sender (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) is NOT the actual
sender. Some viruses, like the Klez virus and the Bugbear virus,
randomly select a name from the infected computer's email address
list, and insert that name in the "Sender" or "From" line. So you
don't really know who sent it.
I want to assure anyone who received a suspicious e-mail from
firstname.lastname@example.org, that I did not send it. My computer is
protected by antivirus software, so my e-mails are
My e-mail address is "email@example.com,"
so if I do send you an e-mail (normally in response to one you sent
me), "firstname.lastname@example.org" (or possibly just "Gisbourne") will appear in the "From" line,
not "email@example.com." Please delete anything
you receive from "firstname.lastname@example.org." If I send an e-mail
to someone who doesn't know me, there will be some mention of Basil
Rathbone (or a film/play) in the subject line. If you have received
an e-mail from email@example.com that has a strange subject line
("Happy Allhallowmass" for example) and an attachment, then delete it. It
is not from me. I do not use my e-mail for any illegal purposes, or any
correspondence not related to this website in some way.