Spam from own Email address.

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Digger, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. Digger

    Digger Guest

    I am getting spam email from some pratt using my own email addy. I don't
    know how the bugger is doing it but I can't use a spam programme or a filter
    in case I cock up my own incoming messages.

    How can I bounce this dickhead, as he is probably using my addy to spam a
    lot of other people who may be well pissed of with me? I'm using Outlook in
    Vista Ultimate for a mail programme.

    Good on ya for any help lads and lasses! ;o)
     
    Digger, Oct 17, 2007
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    Evan Platt Guest

    You can choose any e-mail address you want in most every e-mail
    client. Not too hard to do.
    Huh? Try saying that again...
    You can't. If he's forging your address, how do you intend to send
    them back to him?

    Likely the people he spams he puts their e-mail address as the from
    address too - ie if he spams , it will show as
    .. This is done to byspass spam filters.
     
    Evan Platt, Oct 17, 2007
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  3. Digger

    Digger Guest

    That's a bummer.
    I use a spam programme called Mailwasher Pro 6.0 which normally will
    blacklist and delete all spam automatically, but if I blacklist my own addy
    won't it delete all genuine mail addressed to me too?
    Not a clue mate, but I was hoping to find some way to give the guy a kick in
    the goolies.
    Looks like I'm buggered then, but thanks for your help Evan mate. :)
     
    Digger, Oct 17, 2007
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    old man Guest

    You dont normally send mail to yourself do you?

     
    old man, Oct 17, 2007
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  5. Most Bayesian types of anti-spam applications can soon learn to stop
    that sort of spam. The email application that I use has Bayesian junk
    detection built in but I think you will need a separate application to
    use with Outlook.

    Steve
     
    Steve Wolstenholme, Oct 17, 2007
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    Evan Platt Guest

    No, that's a feature. Well, more or less.
    I don't use Mailwasher, so I don't know. Depends on what it looks for.
    The from address? The reply address?
     
    Evan Platt, Oct 17, 2007
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    chuckcar Guest

    Sounds like you need to filter on the *other* headers, not just to and
    from. Take a look at the properties of the message and then view source
    to see the *real* headers. MS shows a simplified view of what's actually
    there.
     
    chuckcar, Oct 17, 2007
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    VanguardLH Guest


    Do you often send yourself e-mails (so the From header has you in it)?
    If not, trigger on e-mails that you get that are sent from you.

    SpamPal. It's free.

    Make sure the server-side anti-spam filtering is enabled. Use the
    webmail interface to your e-mail account to make sure your e-mail
    provider's spam filtering is enabled.

    Don't bother to bounce back bitch mails to the sender. The spammer
    lied about being you. You think they won't lie about from where they
    send their crap? You think the spammer himself is sending his crap
    versus using infected hosts running mail trojans? Don't even use the
    bounce "feature" in Mailwasher as it can get you blacklisted for
    slamming innocents with your bogus bounce spam (your misdirected
    bounces can be reported as backscatter).
     
    VanguardLH, Oct 17, 2007
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    Fuzzy Logic Guest

    You may find this useful:

    http://www.cert.org/tech_tips/email_spoofing.html
     
    Fuzzy Logic, Oct 17, 2007
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