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Re: Pesky spammers are using my mailbox

  • From: Vinny Abello
  • Date: Sat May 31 14:49:49 2003

At 02:39 PM 5/31/2003, you wrote:


On Sat, 31 May 2003, Stephen J. Wilcox wrote:

>  seems some spammers are using one of my personal domains as the from
> field in their emails, the local-part being random so I cant easily
> block it.
>
> Has anyone any advice on tracking them down and making them stop?

Tactical baseball bat at close range? :)

I and a number of coworkers are getting similar bounces, except the
spammers are actually using our full email addresses as the from address.
The first few cases of this, I wrote off to things like KLEZ...but
recently I've gotten actual spam bounces where my work email address was
the original from.

I suppose it could possibly still be something like KLEZ and it's grabbing
a spam from their inbox and sending that out with a forged from.
There are known spamming viruses making their rounds that I believe behave like klez and others that use known email addresses. A couple of our customers have been infected by them and have had their computers unknowingly sending out spam.

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