Interesting...

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Jim Berwick, Aug 22, 2004.

  1. Jim Berwick

    Jim Berwick Guest

    I recently registered a domain name, and have the mx record pointing to one
    of my mail servers, specifically mail.fthissiteup.com. I am not using the
    domain for anything, it is still sitting at a parked page, haven't even
    told anyone the name yet (online or otherwise). I'm /already/ getting
    junkmail addressed to it (below is two of /many/ from my SMTP logs):

    eXtremail20040822.log-22/08/2004 - 02:02:37 -> [516550] SMTP - EHLO:
    ssp59.susiespecials.com
    eXtremail20040822.log-22/08/2004 - 02:02:37 -> [516550] SMTP - Mail from:
    <>
    eXtremail20040822.log:22/08/2004 - 02:02:37 -> [516550] SMTP - Rcpt to:
    <>
    eXtremail20040822.log-22/08/2004 - 02:02:37 -> [516550] SMTP - Looking for
    an user alias ...
    eXtremail20040822.log-22/08/2004 - 02:02:37 -> [516550] SMTP - Looking for
    a mailing list ...
    --
    eXtremail20040822.log-22/08/2004 - 02:28:22 -> [440681] SMTP - EHLO:
    server4.gadabba.com
    eXtremail20040822.log-22/08/2004 - 02:28:22 -> [440681] SMTP - Mail from:
    <>
    eXtremail20040822.log:22/08/2004 - 02:28:22 -> [440681] SMTP - Rcpt to:
    <>
    eXtremail20040822.log-22/08/2004 - 02:28:22 -> [440681] SMTP - Looking for
    an user alias ...
    eXtremail20040822.log-22/08/2004 - 02:28:22 -> [440681] SMTP - Looking for
    a mailing list ...

    What do you think, was somehow randomly guessed and
    put on a list and has been sent a couple hundred pieces of junkmail over
    the past week, or that the registrar sold the domain name out to a spam
    list and for whatever reason they picked joejoe?
    Jim Berwick, Aug 22, 2004
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  2. Jim Berwick

    Plato Guest

    Jim Berwick wrote:
    >
    > I recently registered a domain name, and have the mx record pointing to one


    Domain registrars sell email addresses by default as they are a really
    HOT address. Even the big registrars do this without your permission.
    They figure you're going to use a good/primary email address for your
    domain as its a really important thing. I set my domain email addresses
    to disposable, yet real and active, yahoo email accounts.
    Plato, Aug 23, 2004
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  3. Plato wrote:
    > Jim Berwick wrote:
    >>
    >> I recently registered a domain name, and have the mx record pointing
    >> to one

    >
    > Domain registrars sell email addresses by default as they are a really
    > HOT address.


    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! You can't fucking get anything right unless
    you've plagiarised it, eh.
    Mesut-waset-f II, Aug 23, 2004
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  4. Jim Berwick

    Jim Berwick Guest

    Plato <|@|.|> wrote in news:4129421e$1$27583$:

    > Domain registrars sell email addresses by default as they are a really
    > HOT address. Even the big registrars do this without your permission.
    > They figure you're going to use a good/primary email address for your
    > domain as its a really important thing. I set my domain email addresses
    > to disposable, yet real and active, yahoo email accounts.


    Yeah, but that isn't what is happening. I registered a domain, and am
    receiving ~40 attempts to spam per day to "". The
    address I have on file with the registrar is not even on the same domain
    name. I'm just curious as to why A) People would spam a domain that for
    all intents and purposes is just a parked page with an MX record and B) Why
    the **** would they pick "joejoe" as the user there to hit with junkmail?
    Jim Berwick, Aug 23, 2004
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