Legitimate e-mail header 'spoofing'
by Electrojim - 3/6/13 1:28 PM
Nary an hour goes by that I don't get some SPAM piece, ostensibly either from someone I know, or some organization that is NOT really the sender. I have no idea how this is done, and my question is, can I do this same thing (with no evil intentions, of course)?
I have a one-way, incoming e-mail alias with an organization I belong to. People can send me mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and the message is forwarded to my main gmail account, which my mail program (Windows Live Mail) POPs to my computer. I would like to answer the mail (SMTP) and have email@example.com show up as the sender, or have firstname.lastname@example.org be the return 'name' in the mail. I'd even get a second, dedicated mail account to do this if it were possible to 'spoof' the return address. Is this something that can be done during the setup of a second account (gmail or whatever)?