[SpamCop-List] How to deal with virus autoresponders
mandark1967 at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 6 09:19:28 EST 2004
I have been getting hammered by false reports that I have sent someone at
(domain X) a virus.
I received 630 in a single yahoo account between 4 and 10 pm CST yesterday.
My response to all these bogus emails was simple.
I went to the domain and looked up every single contact I could find. I then
googled the newsgroups to see any additional contact addresses I could find.
I then looked at the site that my "supposed" infected email went to and got
all their contact addresses.
I then wrote an email explaining how these worms forge the email address and
that that having an autoreply for virus infected emails actually makes the
problem worse by generating twice the worm-related traffic on their network,
and explained that it adds additional costs to the company for that
I have received replies from 85% of the companies I did this for, and all
but 1 stated they have disabled the antivirus autoreply...
May not be 100% effective, but 85% less BS from them is better than doing
nothing...though I still feel that, if they have been notified and STILL
send me auto-reply emails, I should be able to report them asa spam...
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