Most of the email forging tutorials on internet will teach us how to send fake email connecting to SMTP server of the ISP or any other domain. But this is not possible since these hacks will no longer work today because SMTP of remote server will reject any attempts for unauthorised access. Also many of the websites offer you to send fake email from their sites where none of them work. So we have to run our own SMTP server on our computer to successfully send a fake email. SMTP server is a simple software program which can be installed on your computer in few seconds. SMTP server allows you to send fake email right from your desktop easily and effectively. Download QK SMTP server HERE. This is the SMTP server i am using in my tutorial. Once you download and install the server on your comp then you are all set to send fake email successfully.
PART A: CONFIGURING SMTP SERVER
Once you have installed the QK SMTP server on your comp you must perform the following configuration.
1. Click on “Settings” button on the main screen,the Settings window pops up
2. On Settings window click on “Basic Parameter” tab
3. Set binding IP to “127.0.0.1?
4. Set port to “25?
PART B: SENDING FAKE EMAIL (EMAIL FORGING)
1. Click on SMTP server icon on your desktop to start your SMTP server to run(The icon is shown on the notification area of the taskbar if it is running). If it is already running then this step can be ignored
2. Goto command prompt(Start-Accessories-Command prompt)
3. Type exactly as follows
Here 127.0.0.1 is the default IP of every computer.25 is the port number. SO you are connecting to the SMTP server running on your own computer. This step is very importand to send fake email.
Heres the snapshot of what you see after step 3. Click on it to enlarge
4. After typing the telnet command in the command prompt you get entry to the server which displays the following message. The response of a OK SMTP server is given below. Message within Green color is only explanation.
220 Welcome to QK SMTP Server 3
helo hacker (Type helo & any name followed by space)
250 Hello hacker (Server Welcomes You)
mail from:email@example.com (email ID can be anything of your choice. This is the ID from which fake email appears to have come from)
250 firstname.lastname@example.org Address Okay (Server gives a positive response)
rcpt to:email@example.com (Type any valid recipient email address)
250 firstname.lastname@example.org Address Okay (Server gives a positive response)
data (type this command to start input data)
354 Please start mail input
Date:Sat Jan 5,2008 9:45 PM
Subject:Test to send fake email
You can create as many headers followed by the “:” symbol.
250 Mail queued for delivery (Sever indicates that the email is ready for sending)
quit (Type this command to quit from server)
221 Closing connection. Good bye.
Connection to host lost
(You will get the above 2 lines of message after typing “quit” command)
(Your fake email is sent to the recipient)