I've just found a new and interesting spam source - legitimate bounce messages

eculp at casasponti.net eculp at casasponti.net
Thu Oct 16 10:07:25 PDT 2008

Bill Campbell <freebsd at celestial.com> escribió:

> On Thu, Oct 16, 2008, eculp at casasponti.net wrote:
>> In the last hour, I've received over 200 legitimate bounce messages from
>> email services as a result of someone having used or worse is using my
>> email address in spam from multiple windows machines and ip addresses.
>> The end result is that I am getting the bounce messages.  I'm sure that
>> others on this list have experienced the problem and maybe have a
>> solution that I don't have.
> Did these come from Barracuda boxes?
> Blowback like this is hardly new or legitimate as the From and Sender
> header addresses are often (usually) forged in spam, and it does not do
> anything useful to reply to them.  The forged addresses may just be
> something scraped from the address book of a machine running the Microsoft
> virus, Windows, or a deliberate ``Joe Job'' where a spammer is targeting
> somebody who may have caused them problems.

It had just got up this morning and found my mailbox full of these and  
lost my cool.  I probably sent the email too quickly.  Thanks for  
helping me get it together.

> Bill
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