On 12/14/2010 3:32 PM, email@example.com wrote:
> Bowie Bailey wrote:
>> On 12/14/2010 2:38 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>>> Keith Roberts wrote:
>>>> 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
>>> 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.
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