[SpamCop-List] Yahoo's "Zoey" Slow On Uptake
Nobody at SpamCop.devnull.diespammerdie.net
Wed Jan 25 05:27:32 EST 2006
I reported a Yahoo! mailbox to Yahoo's mail-abuse desk, since it was
being used to support the registration of a spammer's spamvertised URL.
I sent them a copy of the SpamCop report, together with additional notes
showing the spammy URL's registration information (which was bogus and
undeliverable according to USPS) and the Yahoo! e-mail address.
Yahoo's abuse desk replied to the manual LART on the mailbox with an
autoack to the effect that the spamitem hadn't come from them. Which
was true, but that wasn't the complaint.
I replied instantly, suggesting they look again at the registration
information of the URL. Either there was a Yahoo! e-mail address, or
Yahoo's "Zoey" sent me what appears to be a further autoack, which I
quote in part:
"Thank you for contacting Yahoo! Customer Care.
"It is possible for someone to forge an email address within an email
message to make it appear to be deriving from a particular email
address, when in reality it is not. Unfortunately, this is an
"Through the implementation of DomainKeys, a cryptographic email
authentication solution, we are increasing protection against email
forgery. For more information about DomainKeys, please visit:
I'm glad to hear they're trying to do something about bogus Yahoo!
"from" lines, but that wasn't the issue, was it?
In all fairness, they have sent me other autoacks which appear to show
that they've grepped and grokked and actually done something about the
Lost in Autoack Land,
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