March 06, 2004

Security warning

As it seems, somebody is sending out faked emails in the name of PlayChess.
These mails do not originate from PlayChess, do not open the attachment of these mails - probably it contains a virus.

These mails typically contain something like the following:

Dear user of e-mail server "",

Our main mailing server will be temporary unavaible for next two days,
to continue receiving mail in these days you have to configure our free
auto-forwarding service.

Further details can be obtained from attached file.

Best wishes,
The team

Obviously this does not stem from me. There is no "PlayChess team" here. And I never send out any attachments.

Thomas Stahl (webmaster of PlayChess)

Posted by Thomas Stahl at March 6, 2004 06:26 PM

Thanks for the heads up!

Posted by: Coolhandluke at March 7, 2004 03:12 AM

Thank for this warning!

Posted by: Bolluyt at March 9, 2004 02:40 PM

Thanx : )
Have you considered sending out an email to that affect with "Warning, don't open our emails" as the header?

Posted by: marinakatomb at March 16, 2004 03:24 AM

Seems to happen a lot lately...
Same thing happened at work. Someone sent out mails telling people their e-mail accounts will be disabled because of improper use...
Funny thing is: we are a software company not an e-mail provider.

Posted by: Sharky at March 16, 2004 11:24 AM

Thanks for the news flash. It is important to be very carefull when dealing with E-Mail; it is a important tool that can be abused by others.

Posted by: Kaissa at March 28, 2004 06:44 PM

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