OT: E-mail spoofing and how to prevent it
audi at humanspeakers.com
Sat Aug 12 13:59:31 EDT 2006
> Ok recently I've been getting 70+ "Mail Delivery Failed" messages a
> day. Some spammer apears to be spoofing my e-mail address and doing
> his thing, and I'm getting all of the kickbacks from it. How can I
> stop this?
I know, I know, I'm replying on-list...
One thing you *can* do is set up a filter on your email program, since
this particular junk mail has a predictably definable field. The
drawback of filtering these to trash is that if you ever have a *real*
undeliverable email, it will also get junked. But how often does that
Also, are they using the entire address, or just random stuff @
5000tq.com? That can be another way to filter successfully.
Time may also heal this wound, although most spam appears to be
pointless, someone out there somewhere *is* trying to make money, and
may eventually stop using your email address as the "reply-to" field.
What may be a drag is getting blacklisted by some of the big ISPs if
someone is generating a huge amount of junk "in your name." Not sure if
they still do that or if they have become more sophisticated.
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