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Old 12-14-2010, 07:32 PM
 
Default was, Stripping silent periods from MP3s, is: forged spam

Bowie Bailey wrote:
> On 12/14/2010 2:38 PM, m.roth@5-cent.us wrote:
>> Keith Roberts wrote:
>> <snip>
>>> Sorry for my lame email replies, (please excuse the pun),
>>> but I had problems with my email recently.
>>>
>>> I've just had to clear out ~6,000 SPAM messages from my new
>>> hosting providers web mail account
>>>
>> *sigh*
>>
>> I've been getting bounces, because some spambot appears to be forging my
>> address as a Reply-To, or maybe even as a From. I'm hoping for a bounce
>> from a legitimate ISP, with a tech support/abuse contact, so I can at
>> least see the full headers of the crap.
>
> One of my addresses is getting about 500 bounces per day from some
> Russian spammer forging the address. Quite annoying. This has been
> going on for ages now. Not much I can do about it.

I'd like to see the actual spam. For example, I just got an ordinary
spam... with a phone number in Utah to call. I'm seriously considering
doing something I've been thinking of for a while: finding out who the
number belongs to, and suing *them* under the CAN-SPAM act. I mean, the
spammers are being paid to send out that crap, and I bet a *lot* of it is
for people in the US scamming for $$$.

I could hope that the spam being sent under the bounced notices is the same.

mark

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Old 12-14-2010, 07:41 PM
Bowie Bailey
 
Default was, Stripping silent periods from MP3s, is: forged spam

On 12/14/2010 3:32 PM, m.roth@5-cent.us wrote:
> Bowie Bailey wrote:
>> On 12/14/2010 2:38 PM, m.roth@5-cent.us wrote:
>>> Keith Roberts wrote:
>>> <snip>
>>>> Sorry for my lame email replies, (please excuse the pun),
>>>> but I had problems with my email recently.
>>>>
>>>> I've just had to clear out ~6,000 SPAM messages from my new
>>>> hosting providers web mail account
>>>>
>>> *sigh*
>>>
>>> I've been getting bounces, because some spambot appears to be forging my
>>> address as a Reply-To, or maybe even as a From. I'm hoping for a bounce
>>> from a legitimate ISP, with a tech support/abuse contact, so I can at
>>> least see the full headers of the crap.
>> One of my addresses is getting about 500 bounces per day from some
>> Russian spammer forging the address. Quite annoying. This has been
>> going on for ages now. Not much I can do about it.
> I'd like to see the actual spam. For example, I just got an ordinary
> spam... with a phone number in Utah to call. I'm seriously considering
> doing something I've been thinking of for a while: finding out who the
> number belongs to, and suing *them* under the CAN-SPAM act. I mean, the
> spammers are being paid to send out that crap, and I bet a *lot* of it is
> for people in the US scamming for $$$.
>
> I could hope that the spam being sent under the bounced notices is the same.

Most of the bounces I get include the text from the spam, but they are
in russian, so I have no idea what they are selling. Honestly, I don't
even look at them anymore. I have a few rules that sort them off into a
folder that I scan through occasionally just to check that nothing
legitimate managed to get in there.

--
Bowie
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