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we need to get active in fighting email spam

first thing .. education for everyone about email headers!

had a gutful of those scumbags putting my domain in their fake headers

(seeing a lot of bounces but can't do much because they don't come from here)

I regard that as an attack

If anyone receives such an email please check the headers!

check the ips in the Received-by headers
(which are added by servers it passes through)

don't be deceived by anything that is easily faked by the real sender such as obviously the From header and also the domain presented by the spammer to a mail server in the intitial smtp ehlo. (this might end up in a received by header but check the ip also there) .. it won't match.

there seems to be a lot more email spam generally as well over the last few weeks


and we must MAKE SURE that spam doesn't frighten people who don't know any better into certralised services!

monopoly building must stop

and tell hotmail to fix their broken blocklist stuff .. its obviously not checking those ips so therefore broken.

btw re received-by headers

spammers could add a fake Received-by header so if the first one doesn't contain an ip or its looks like a local ip it could be fake and if it is theres probably another Received-by header following it (the real one - you generally want to look for the one added by the first real mail server NOT controlled by the spammer that the mail passed though)

also I noticed a few spam bounces only quoting the first one .. obviously whatever is bouncing them should fix that - only qupting the first one is no good if its fake .. they should make sure that all the received-by headers are there if they want what's quoted in those bounces to be anything useful.

that spam isn't from here so theres no fix I can do here to stop whats not sent from here but I sure as hell still want those spammers stopped and put away.

seeing so many such bounces that it looks almost like its targeted

(as in someones trying to make me or my website look bad)

if its getting *personal*

then so would be what I would want to see happen to those bastards if ever manage to trace it all the way to the real criminals and am sure they are that

(I have no desire harm anything or anyone else and certainly not anyone that is another victim of the scammers antics)

but if I do find the real criminals and am sure .... ..

(I'll leave the rest of that to yout imagination .. those feelings are not easily expressed in words and certainly way beyond n s f w )

obviously a good way to hit back is to make sure they can't so easily fool anyone ..

every little bit could help ..

never miss an opportinity

take away every trace of any power those bastards might have to influence anyone ever again


nothing less acceptable after the last few years

everyone has had a gutful

Michael at 2018-06-25T21:30:04Z