posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 12:47 PM
reply to post by swan001
While this is true, that pgp or the free gpg software will encrypt emails, typically they are used to "sign" email so you can check against their
public key and verify the sender. It is not always used to encrypt, and it can also be faked. That, in itself, proves nothing,
Without full headers, and maybe even mail server logs, this is all just peeing into the wind.
Also, postmaster accounts aren't typically used for anything besides bounce backs and things such as reporting abuse. In fact, I wonder if this was
actually a bounce back. Very easy to generate these. Sign up for a forum and enter your email address as a random @nsa.gov. The forum will send the
activation email to the entered address, and if it doesn't exist you'll (the forum admin) typically get a bounce back from postmaster.
Am I the only long-time administrator on here? Seems like many of you don't understand how email works, or that there is essentially no security on
most mail servers, outside of relaying denial and the occasional mail server that checks SPF records. All of this is easy to fake, and hell, all we
have is the OPs word. No headers, no nothing.