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how do i check an email address to know if its legit
Posted by: jdc
Date: December 06, 2008 07:54PM
this is what i got -- and yes, i *might* have signed up to the disney site for the kids...

The Walt Disney Company <news@fos.go.com>

looks very convincing






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Re: how do i check an email address to know if its legit
Posted by: onthedownlow
Date: December 06, 2008 08:13PM
It is a legitimate email from a legitimate address (seriously). No worries.



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Re: how do i check an email address to know if its legit
Posted by: onthedownlow
Date: December 06, 2008 08:16PM
Here...just for reference: [home.disney.go.com]

...same domain.... www.go.com is a portal anyways for pretty much all things Disney and ABC...



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Re: how do i check an email address to know if its legit
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: December 06, 2008 10:28PM
The server seems to be masked. Can't ping it and there is no numerical IP resolution. I would guess it is legit. This thread is already in the top ten for "fos.go.com."



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Re: how do i check an email address to know if its legit
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: December 07, 2008 12:10AM
whois go.com

Domain Name: GO.COM
   Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC.
   Whois Server: whois.networksolutions.com
   Referral URL: [www.networksolutions.com]
   Name Server: ORNS01.DIG.COM
   Name Server: ORNS02.DIG.COM
   Name Server: SENS01.DIG.COM
   Name Server: SENS02.DIG.COM

Registrant:
Disney Enterprises, Inc.
   500 S. Buena Vista Street
   Burbank, CA 91521
   US

   Domain Name: DIG.COM

As mentioned above, go.com is owned by Disney [abc, espn, touchstone pictures, etc, etc]
Doesn't mean the email is legit.
Email headers are so easily forged, even my grandma could do it.





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Re: how do i check an email address to know if its legit
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: December 07, 2008 12:12AM
The legitimate site is here.
If the link in the email doesn't go anywhere near there, then it is a fake.





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Re: how do i check an email address to know if its legit
Posted by: jdc
Date: December 07, 2008 12:17AM
thanks all -- i did the whois for go.com and didnt get the same result you did seacrest...



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Re: how do i check an email address to know if its legit
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: December 07, 2008 12:22AM
Yeah, I got some weird [highly inappropriate] stuff, which I snipped.
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