Sunday, May 16, 2010

Facebook, or...

As I mentioned a few days ago, I went through the process of deleting my Facebook account, and I'm currently in the 14 day period where if I log in again the request gets cancelled.

I check my email today and what do I find?  An email from Facebook.  Or at least it claims to be from Facebook.  I'm not sure.  Gmail automatically put it in my spam folder and warns me that it's probably a phishing scam of some sort.  The message itself just says that Facebook Support sent me a message on Facebook.  That I'd have to log in to read.  Resetting my account deletion in the process.  Even if it is legit I'm not going to try to log in until the end of the month.

Naturally I'm curious about it though.  Not curious enough to do anything stupid, but...  intelligently curious.  Here are the full headers of the message (with my email address omitted):
Delivered-To: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Received: by with SMTP id p16cs39443qag; Sat, 15 May 2010 07:34:15 -0700 (PDT) Received: by with SMTP id p42mr3803647ybc.77.1273934054897; Sat, 15 May 2010 07:34:14 -0700 (PDT) Return-Path: <> Received: from ([]) by with SMTP id u10si9523406ybe.65.2010.; Sat, 15 May 2010 07:34:14 -0700 (PDT) Received-SPF: softfail ( domain of transitioning does not designate as permitted sender) client-ip=; Authentication-Results:; spf=softfail ( domain of transitioning does not designate as permitted sender) Date: Sat, 15 May 2010 10:29:14 -0600 To: <XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX> From: Facebook <> Reply-to: noreply <> Subject: Facebook Support sent you a message on Facebook... Message-ID: <> X-Priority: 3 X-Mailer: ZuckMail [version 1.00] X-Facebook-Notify: msg; from=199712451176974; t=107020307133; mailid=e1AF7473b36e5dA64BbA0502eA00cA68 Errors-To: X-FACEBOOK-PRIORITY: 0 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/html; charset = "UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Nothing in there looks legit to me. Especially not the part saying " doesn't designate as permitted sender". Besides, what the hell is

Also, a minor note: When setting up my Facebook account to begin with I went in and disabled everything it wanted to send me an email for, and just before deleting it I double-checked to make sure everything was unchecked; indeed it all was. So if this is legit then they ignore those settings when you tell them to delete your account.

One last thought: if Gmail hadn't blocked images (I have it set up to do so by default) then me loading the images contained in the email off of their server might in theory have reset my deletion process. I say "in theory" because I used a separate browser to log into Facebook, and I also have BlockSite configured to block anything from Facebook's domain and all subdomains, secure or not secure.

No comments:

Post a Comment

I moderate comments because when Blogger originally implemented a spam filter it wouldn't work without comment moderation enabled. So if your comment doesn't show up right away, that would be why.