Re: can I report bounces if a spammer spoofs my address?
nobody at devnull.spamcop.net
Mon Jun 14 14:12:05 EDT 2004
"Spambo" wrote in message
> Michael Lefevre wrote:
> > Spambo wrote:
> >> Actually I'm convinced that many of the "bounce spams" are
> >> for the bounce recipient and that spammers are intentionally
> >> targeting servers than 'accept-then-bounce' emails with the
> >> intended recipient's email address placed in the From field
> >> of the To field.
> > That seems rather unlikely to me.
> Time will tell, but for now I'm convinced I'm right. It's not like
> spammy to pass up a new trick with so many plusses.
FWIW 99% of bounced spam I receive is with fabricated return
addresses. I have a vanity (ugh) domain, so anything gets through to
my mail server which is hosted on my ISP. As I often get the
'original' spam as well, then if they used that same address in the
forged return address, I'd get it twice. If I had a smart mailserver,
it would ignore the bounces. All of these work in the spammer's
favour - the bounces are spread around, some never make it anywhere,
and if they do, someone might just read the bounce.
I see it (the receiver of the bounced spam actually reading it) as an
unintentional upside for them, rather than a thought-out (LOL)
Brewman.SpamCop at brycom.cX.nX which really ends with dot co dot nz
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