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Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Lawrence D¹Oliveiro, Dec 23, 2003.

  1. Anybody else been the victim of this? It's when a spammer picks your
    e-mail address as the "from:" address for their messages. In the past
    few days, I've been getting a bunch of bounces of spam messages
    purportedly sent from addresses in the geek-central.gen.nz domain (which
    I own).

    Unfortunately, it seems it's not something you can really do anything
    about...
     
    Lawrence D¹Oliveiro, Dec 23, 2003
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  2. Lawrence D¹Oliveiro

    Steve Guest

    Lawrence D¹Oliveiro wrote
    > Anybody else been the victim of this? It's when a spammer picks your
    > e-mail address as the "from:" address for their messages. In the past
    > few days, I've been getting a bunch of bounces of spam messages
    > purportedly sent from addresses in the geek-central.gen.nz domain (which
    > I own).
    >
    > Unfortunately, it seems it's not something you can really do anything
    > about...


    What you can do is get one of the original e-mails - some bounced
    notices include this as and attachment - and put this message into
    Spam Cop. Do that with about 30 of them and you will find that
    they soon stop if you are luck enough to have a spammer who's
    ISP does something.

    Steve.
     
    Steve, Dec 23, 2003
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  3. Lawrence D¹Oliveiro

    Craig Shore Guest

    On Tue, 23 Dec 2003 16:21:32 +1300, Lawrence D¹Oliveiro
    <_zealand> wrote:

    >Anybody else been the victim of this? It's when a spammer picks your
    >e-mail address as the "from:" address for their messages. In the past
    >few days, I've been getting a bunch of bounces of spam messages
    >purportedly sent from addresses in the geek-central.gen.nz domain (which
    >I own).
    >
    >Unfortunately, it seems it's not something you can really do anything
    >about...


    It happened to me. I was getting a few hundred bounce messages a day.
    They dried up after about a week. Just wait it out.
     
    Craig Shore, Dec 23, 2003
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  4. In article <3fe7c953$>, "Steve" <>
    wrote:

    >Lawrence D¹Oliveiro wrote
    >> Anybody else been the victim of this? It's when a spammer picks your
    >> e-mail address as the "from:" address for their messages. In the past
    >> few days, I've been getting a bunch of bounces of spam messages
    >> purportedly sent from addresses in the geek-central.gen.nz domain (which
    >> I own).
    >>
    >> Unfortunately, it seems it's not something you can really do anything
    >> about...

    >
    >What you can do is get one of the original e-mails - some bounced
    >notices include this as and attachment - and put this message into
    >Spam Cop. Do that with about 30 of them and you will find that
    >they soon stop if you are luck enough to have a spammer who's
    >ISP does something.


    Thanks for the suggestion. Currently I'm just ignoring the bounces,
    hoping they'll stop coming. But if they keep happening, I'll look into
    doing what you say.

    Lawrence
    become too jaded with spam to care, most of the time.
     
    Lawrence D¹Oliveiro, Dec 23, 2003
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    Enkidu Guest

    On Tue, 23 Dec 2003 17:42:47 +1300, "Steve" <> wrote:

    >Lawrence D¹Oliveiro wrote
    >> Anybody else been the victim of this? It's when a spammer picks your
    >> e-mail address as the "from:" address for their messages. In the past
    >> few days, I've been getting a bunch of bounces of spam messages
    >> purportedly sent from addresses in the geek-central.gen.nz domain (which
    >> I own).
    >>
    >> Unfortunately, it seems it's not something you can really do anything
    >> about...

    >
    >What you can do is get one of the original e-mails - some bounced
    >notices include this as and attachment - and put this message into
    >Spam Cop. Do that with about 30 of them and you will find that
    >they soon stop if you are luck enough to have a spammer who's
    >ISP does something.
    >

    It's quite often a distributed attack. It seems that the first thing
    some viruses do is mail out the victim's addess book.

    Cheers,

    Cliff
    --

    Christmas comes but once a year, thank the gods. I don't think
    that I could cope with twice.
     
    Enkidu, Dec 23, 2003
    #5
  6. In article <>,
    Enkidu <> wrote:

    >It's quite often a distributed attack. It seems that the first thing
    >some viruses do is mail out the victim's addess book.


    This wasn't a virus, it was spam.
     
    Lawrence D¹Oliveiro, Dec 23, 2003
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  7. On Tue, 23 Dec 2003 16:21:32 +1300, Lawrence D¹Oliveiro wrote:

    > Anybody else been the victim of this?


    Try asking for assistance in news.admin.net-abuse.email

    Depending where the spammer is you may have some relief available as long
    as the spammer can be identified.
     
    Uncle StoatWarbler, Dec 25, 2003
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  8. Lawrence D¹Oliveiro

    Peter Guest

    Lawrence D¹Oliveiro wrote:
    > Anybody else been the victim of this? It's when a spammer picks your
    > e-mail address as the "from:" address for their messages. In the past
    > few days, I've been getting a bunch of bounces of spam messages
    > purportedly sent from addresses in the geek-central.gen.nz domain (which
    > I own).
    >
    > Unfortunately, it seems it's not something you can really do anything
    > about...


    Yes, seems it is not uncommon.
    This one is worth a read (if you haven't seen it already, it's been around a
    while) ...
    http://belps.freewebsites.com/index2.htm


    Peter
     
    Peter, Dec 26, 2003
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