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How to forge an email header?

Posted on 2000-05-03
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Here's the problem:  I registered a domain name with network solutions about a year ago, and I have sold the domain name to someone else.  The email address that I signed up with is gone so I have no way to change the reg. info and dealing with Network Solutions is an endless nightmare that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.

So . . . does anyone know how I can forge my email header to say its from the original address that I signed up with, so that I can get this domain switched over and get on with life?
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It depends on your current ISP.  With some, all you have to do is set the old email address in your email package as being your current email address, and as long as you are connected to them when you send it, they will let it through.  If I wanted to I could set mine saying my name was Bill Clinton and my address was president@whitehouse.gov.

Others are more particular, and won't let the message through unless it is really from their domain.

Try it and see if it works.

If you have the latter type of ISP, another alternative is to deal with Network Solutions through Faxes rather than email.
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by:xslf
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The best way is too fill out the fax form on there site to change the info.

It takes a few days, but it is safer then trying to forge email headers.
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by:financialmachine
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I liked singleton's comment better.  We already tried faxing Network 'Solutions'.
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by:financialmachine
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tried it . . .we'll see how it goes
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by:singleton
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I just had a thought.  The procedure I described will get a message to Network Solutions with the old address, but if that message is to make most changes, they will email the admin at the old address first and require a "y" response.

The possible workaround is to have the admin change the email address to a workable address, and hope that they won't send a message to the one that no longer works.

Another possibility is to try to set up a password for making changes. If they let you do that, they may not be as dependent on the email authorization.

You can possibly do that with Faxes if it won't work with email.
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