I have received a suspicious e-mail. I am not affiliated with the company mentioned in the e-mail body, or the signer. However, I have been using the app they mention in the e-mail. They are inviting me to a Beta test. But the e-mail is not by the original author of the app. But I'm thinking they might have hired an external company to do this version of the app. There is a link to a TestFlight page. So I'm not sure what to make of this.
Now this is what mainly arose my attention.
From: Anders Bergman <email@example.com> To: Bon Support Cc: Subject: Test av nya BBK för Android
This is how it shows up in Outlook 2010. The "To" field is addressed to "Bon Support" and when I double-click on that I see
firstname.lastname@example.org. I can assure you that none of these are my e-mail addresses. So where the heck is my own e-mail address? How could I have received this if it was addressed to someone else? If not spammers and skimmers and other criminals, who else is using this practice and why? And how can I tell now to what e-mail account I received this? I have more than one account set up in Outlook.
X-T2-Real-To: <email@example.com> Return-Path: <firstname.lastname@example.org> X-T2-Spam-Status: No, hits=-0.1 required=5.0 tests=BAYES_50, HTML_MESSAGE,RCVD_IN_DNSWL_LOW Received: from <email@example.com> by mailbe03.swip.net (CommuniGate Pro RULE 5.4.4) with RULE id 171382165; Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:30:14 +0200 X-Autogenerated: Mirror Resent-From: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Resent-Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:30:14 +0200 X-T2-Real-To: <email@example.com> X-T2-Spam-Status: No, hits=-0.1 required=5.0 tests=BAYES_50, HTML_MESSAGE,RCVD_IN_DNSWL_LOW Received: from mail-la0-f49.google.com ([126.96.36.199] verified) by mailfe07.swip.net (CommuniGate Pro SMTP 5.4.4) with ESMTPS id 446061965 for firstname.lastname@example.org; Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:30:12 +0200 Received-SPF: none receiver=mailfe07.swip.net; client-ip=188.8.131.52; email@example.com Received: by mail-la0-f49.google.com with SMTP id eh20so357260lab.8 for <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Wed, 23 Oct 2013 01:30:10 -0700 (PDT) X-Google-DKIM-Signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; c=relaxed/relaxed; d=1e100.net; s=20130820; h=x-gm-message-state:from:content-type:date:subject:to:message-id :mime-version; bh=JprkfYQhNUhcVFA7ZpzJa94c1OV0Fabysm64G9QOXlI=; b=XGMTt4NB4404RL0z5tKQNIYX8WJw6fr73dQNS3+wXxijyXWcXY0AVjQkKg6r9mY3uy RecuFcwuZo6UeXNr6fDqR3gVTsEfXKe8OxNQAZY5LJVCUKbX9LvxkBnFvcRt690fLe2l CRlJkfrGg/pxsX1dvoCbtGpR/zOZLkt+3Y1p6LyYuMZBtTMSKxyF0lNoML2JwnF0hf5w LayOFidlYtYhCwXo01tpg2MXxIAxrk3UH+IcVLDjr/M/+Cd+I0j3COeKTq3oL7e3p58s vuRUZrYdgsdOYxWwD8UmIrS40sTsSgV3hMm1jftCiQGqnTT6o3llYxCVjIE5Ki0HG/My RkfQ== X-Gm-Message-State: ALoCoQkZJT/ZGaGrnfpKLyO8LRTO1EuDp39F4SZ9Gax9puG3RlHfTAe8cUIqZdvPSVOiiXJ0gS+l X-Received: by 10.152.171.72 with SMTP id as8mr258717lac.33.1382517010017; Wed, 23 Oct 2013 01:30:10 -0700 (PDT) X-Original-Return-Path: <email@example.com> Received: from [10.0.1.144] (184.108.40.206.c.fiberdirekt.net. [220.127.116.11]) by mx.google.com with ESMTPSA id mr1sm18536043lbc.16.2013.10.23.01.30.04 for <multiple recipients> (version=TLSv1 cipher=ECDHE-RSA-RC4-SHA bits=128/128); Wed, 23 Oct 2013 01:30:09 -0700 (PDT) From: Anders Bergman <firstname.lastname@example.org> Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="Apple-Mail=_D829B436-0812-4CDC-BE9A-555257A9A44B" Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:30:02 +0200 Subject: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Testa_av_nya_BBK_f=F6r_Android?= To: Bon Support <email@example.com> Message-Id: <02BCA896-E025-4617-8993-BB21F007AF25@bontouch.com> Mime-Version: 1.0 (Mac OS X Mail 6.5 \(1508\)) X-Mailer: Apple Mail (2.1508)
Now here are the interesting bits of information. The "real" To address:
The "return path" address:
It has been scanned for SPAM with Spam Assasin (Bayes 50 rule). "SpamAssassin includes a Bayesian filter that assigns scores based on the user's previous email history. Bayesian spam probability is 40 to 60%."
X-T2-Spam-Status: No, hits=-0.1 required=5.0 tests=BAYES_50
I can see it was sent to multiple recipients. I'd say this is indicative of a Bcc mail.
for <multiple recipients>
I also see he used Apple Mail 6.5 to send the e-mail.
Mime-Version: 1.0 (Mac OS X Mail 6.5 \(1508\)) X-Mailer: Apple Mail (2.1508)
So it looks like he's running OS X 10.8.x Mountain Lion. That's kind of cool to know.
He is in fact running Mac OS X, so I'd say it's a genuine e-mail, and not a spam. Yes, I know that by the fact that he is using a Mac! Apple users have a life, they don't do spam. ;)