[Talk] Shocking new SPAM tactic

Adam Donnison adam at saki.com.au
Tue Oct 22 15:19:15 EST 2002

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this is not a new
tactic.  I regularly find these sorts of spam in my spam
blocker logs and have done so for at least 12 months.
At current count around 5% of incoming spam here falls into
this category.

What upsets me far more is when I receive abuse notification
from sites that find spam that has used my domain in their
From: headers.  They didn't originate from this domain, but
I still end up having to placate irate sysadmins, and explain
to them how it has happened.


David Purdue wrote:
> I just received a piece of SPAM.
> It was addressed to me - my email was in the To: header.
> It was from me - my email was in the From: header.
> How many people have themselves on their block list?
> Yours truely,
> Disgusted
> Tunbridge Wells
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Adam Donnison                                  email: adam at saki.com.au
Saki Computer Services Pty. Ltd.
93 Kallista-Emerald Road                        phone: +61 3 9752 1512
THE PATCH  VIC 3792    AUSTRALIA                fax:   +61 3 9752 1098

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