Tonight my mailbox exploded. When I went over to check the morning mail I had over 30,000 unread mail admin warning messages aboutn unknown senders. Yup. Somebody has once again used my domain for sending unsolcited mail. Ironically, this time with the titles ”STOP SPAM IN ITS TRACKS”, ”Get Rid of SPAM For GOOD” and ”Say goodby to junk email”.
I haven’t seen the actual spam mail, but since a couple of thousand mail admin applications have retuned the headers from the original spam mail I know how it looks:
Received: from 18.104.22.168.forward.012.net.il (22.214.171.124.forward.012.net.il [126.96.36.199]) by rly-na05.mx.aol.com (v96.8) with ESMTP id MAILRELAYINNA58-3a3f9488a22f2; Mon, 20 Oct 2003 21:17:43 -0400
Received: from [188.8.131.52] by 184.108.40.206.forward.012.net.il with ESMTP id 94482859; Tue, 21 Oct 2003 20:13:16 -0600
From: ”” [scrmple]@lindqvist.com>
To: , , ,
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Subject: Fwd: Stop SPAM IN ITS TRACKS nv c rdwqb
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 03 20:13:16 GMT
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook IMO, Build 9.0.2416 (9.0.2910.0)
X-AOL-INRLY: 220.127.116.11.forward.012.net.il [18.104.22.168] rly-na05
Now, the question is if this will give me any more trouble than a filled up hard drive. (There’s a new batch of 12,000 error messages on it’s way in.)
I guess I might have to give up that domain dump now. From now on, only genuine email accounts for me.