Greg 'groggy' Lehey
grog at FreeBSD.org
Tue May 11 16:05:09 PDT 2004
On Tuesday, 11 May 2004 at 9:34:25 -0700, Buck at buck-jones.com wrote:
> I am getting hundreds of spam with return addresses on it from MY server..
> the ip addresses are different and they didn't originate from my server .
> now I am getting notices from AOL and other they are going to stop
> excepting mail from me...while this is no loss to me, I see a problem
> here... is there anyway to stop this, anyone to call,,,,anything to do?
Spam's a universal problem, of course, and it'll be a while before the
legislators catch up, though things are gradually happening. This
particular issue is forgery, of course; I don't have much hope, but I
have an AUP which attaches a charge of $25,000 per use of our name. I
don't see a bat's chance in hell of seeing that money at the moment,
but who knows what happens in the future? See
http://www.lemis.com/aup.html for more details.
Another thing you can try is SPF, the sender policy framework. It's a
DNS extension that says where mail from you can come from. See
http://spf.pobox.com/ for more details. AOL is using it:
aol.com text = "v=spf1 ip4:220.127.116.11/24 ip4:18.104.22.168/24 ip4:22.214.171.124/24 ip4:126.96.36.199/23 ip4:188.8.131.52/24 ip4:184.108.40.206/23 ip4:220.127.116.11/24 ptr:mx.aol.com ?all"
I suspect that they would not block you if you have SPF DNS records.
> I also have a woman getting mail from a sick person with the address
> and return the same as her address. the police, FBI, are no help..
That may change.
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