[SpamCop-List] Re: Why am I being blocked!!!!!!!!
pete at heypete.com
Thu Dec 9 10:22:38 EST 2004
In article <cpa47j$5vs$1 at news.spamcop.net>, "Pop" <nobody at spamcop.net>
> Dumb question: Spamtraps never send mail; how would an
> auto-responder send mail to a spamtrap?
It wouldn't, but it's possible that a third party might get infected
with a virus, the virus spews out mail to the auto-responder with a
"From" address forging the address of the spamtrap.
The auto-responding system replies to the message, not knowing it's
sending to a spamtrap and the spamtrap then lists the auto-responding
I get gobs of bounce messages and "You're infected with a virus!"
messages that purport to be from me but are mere forgeries.
> Just curious what I'm missing,
Hope this helps.
 I run Mac OS X and Red Hat Linux. Both systems have updated
anti-virus software on them. The odds of me having any of the viruses
described in the error messages (every single one being a Windows virus)
are nil. Stupid software.
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