Send fake email

Learn how to send your own fake email
So, you want to learn how to send your own fake mail? It's extraordinarily easy to do, and requires no extra software installed on your PC at all. It can be done with Windows, Macintosh, Linux - any modern PC that has an internet connection will do it.
There are a just a few simple steps. First, you'll need to decide on the FROM and the TO email addresses. If the FROM address that you're choosing isn't a real one, make sure that the domain name (the bit after the @ sign) is a real one. If it's not a real one, it almost certainly won't work.
For the purpose of this tutorial, we'll be sending from to
Second, you'll need to find out the mail server that your recipient is using.
Click Start, Run, enter "CMD", then presss OK. In the window that comes up, type nslookup -q=MX
Go to Applications, Utilities, and choose Terminal. In the window that comes up, type nslookup -q=MX
Bring up your favourite shell, and type nslookup -q=MX
There will be a lot of information on the screen - all you need to look for is a line that talks about a mail exchanger. If there are several, pick the one with the lowest "preference number". MX preference = 10, mail exchanger =
Now, you'll need to connect to this mail exchanger using telnet. This is the same for any PC, but Vista users may not have it installed by default - see this note about getting telnet on Vista before you continue. When you're ready, type: telnet 25

Press enter, and after a short pause, you should see a welcome message from the server.

Send your own fake mail - part 2
Ok, so now you're connected. You need to enter the following information - press ENTER at each new line. You won't be able to press backspace to delete a mistake, so you'll need to type everything correctly first time!HELO whitehouse.govThis tells the mail server that we are "". MAIL FROM: This tells the server who is sending the mail. RCPT TO: This tells the server who to deliver the mail to. At this point, if the recipient doesn't exist, you may see a warning message (but not always). DATAThis tells the server that we're ready to start writing our message. It should acknowledge, telling you to end your message with a full stop (period) on a single line. All we need to do now, is write our message and don't forget that full stop at the end. Hello dummy@deadfake, I managed to send a fake mail all by myself!
Dont forget that last dot. When you've done that, and pressed enter, simply enter QUIT and your mail should be delivered.
There's a little bit more to it, of course. You'll need to enter proper "headers" if you want the mail to look more believable. After doing the DATA command, I'd recommend pasting in the following "headers" to make sure it looks realistic when viewed in Outlook, Hotmail, etc.

Date: Sun, 01 Apr 2007 12:49:13 +0100 (BST)
From: George W Bush
To: Poor Sod
Subject: Fake mail
Hello dummy@deadfake, I managed to send a fake mail all by myself!
And that's all there is to it.

Frequently Asked Questions
Does the email really look anonymous
Is this traceable?
Will it always work?
Couldn't spammers use this?
This is so easy, I could do it myself
How can I link directly to the send form?
Who made that wicked template?
Does the email really look anonymous?Absolutely! The easiest way to check of course is to send a fake mail to yourself! Send one right now and see how real it looks! Update: Due to some naughty people, I've now added a footer at the bottom of each message specifying that the message was actually a prank. Sorry.
Is this traceable?Sort of. Nothing on the internet is really anonymous. If you do something that you really shouldn't, there are probably going to be ways and means of finding you. So be good, and use it for mischief, not malice.
For you geeks out there: just to let you know that the mailer adds an X-Mailer attribute to the message header indicating the message origin, and an X-Originating-Ip (a real one). I could leave both out, or falsify them, but it's hard enough to get mail delivered without doing that too!
Will it always work?Almost always. But some mail servers are more strict than others, and do checks to get around this sort of thing. In this case, you'll need to find a more sophisticated way to play your prank!
Couldn't spammers use this?No! The email sending page is protected by a CAPTCHA. This is an image that spammers' software can't understand, but humans can. It's used all over the internet and is very effective. Nevertheless, if you have any reason to suspect that spam is being sent through this service, get in touch ASAP!
This is so easy, I could do it myselfSure - anyone can, it's pretty easy. But if you're not technically minded, do you really want to learn about MX lookups, SMTP commands, etc? Of course not. That's why this site is here.
How can I link directly to the send form?Just use the following link. Note that you can't use the @ sign directly - you have to change it to %40 for it to work in a link. Also, any spaces should be changed into %20 Then, all you need to do is change the to, from, and subject lines to whatever you'd like!: Be sure to change the addresses, subject and body to the values that you want to use.

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