OT - my domain must have become a spammer's source
craigwhite at azapple.com
Mon Aug 29 02:49:03 UTC 2005
On Mon, 2005-08-29 at 11:41 +0930, Tim wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-08-28 at 08:17 -0700, Lokrin wrote:
> > I also have several people using my domain name for sending their
> > spam. My ISP says that it is a common practice (email spoofing) and
> > they won't punish me in any way for it. I get about 500 bounces a day
> > and just have them automatically rejected via spam assassin.
> I had someone do that to me, once. At the moment I have my mail server
> set to not respond, at all, to messages coming to my domain that don't
> exactly match a real address. So that using faked addresses
> fraudulently with my domain doesn't leave me with a lot of bounce
> messages from failed spam.
> Of course this means that anybody trying to e-mail me and typing my
> address wrong won't know that they made a mistake.
I believe that the RFC's state that all rejected mail is supposed to get
a 5.1.1 failure (no mailbox) and obviously I am seeing it because I use
a catchall mailbox for my domain.
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