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Old 03 February 2011, 19:29   #1
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MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt

Is anybody else getting this??

I have two email accounts set up in my Outlook as I'm involved with two charities. I do this because it makes my life easier by keeping the two charities separate rather than sharing an email address which does not look very professional.

Just recently people who I have sent messages to have been replying to me and I've noticed this message buried in my initial email:

MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from "www.charity1.org.uk" claiming to be www.charity2.org.uk

Now charity 1 was the first account I set up in my outlook and I added charity 2 at a later date.

Does anybody know how can I stop this happening again?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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Old 03 February 2011, 19:41   #2
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Silly question, but when you send email I assume you're switching to the correct username and account so the sender and account match?
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I've no experience with MailScanner - but the most common cause for the type of phishing scam warning you are getting is if you have a link which displays: www.charity2.org.uk but actually points to www.charity1.org.uk

Like this link for "the best boat website in the UK: www.rib.net " which actually goes to a much worse place!
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Old 03 February 2011, 19:53   #4
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Silly question, but when you send email I assume you're switching to the correct username and account so the sender and account match?
Yes!

When I send an email I select which account I send it from and Outlook says at the top of the email....This message will be sent via vice.chairman@charity2.org.uk.

When I send an email from the original (default) account it doesn't say anything cause I presume it's running the original account.

In fact I've just checked and the problem is only occurring when the secondary account is used. Its fine using the default/primary account.

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CJL,

I've no experience with MailScanner - but the most common cause for the type of phishing scam warning you are getting is if you have a link which displays: www.charity2.org.uk but actually points to www.charity1.org.uk

Like this link for "the best boat website in the UK: www.rib.net " which actually goes to a much worse place!
Hi Polwart,

No problems on that front as when I switch, the identity switches.

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TYPICAL I spend days trying to sort this and the footer which is added after I click send, had some terms and conditions which link across to the other charity.

So all sorted now - thanks for the various offers of help!

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