Bouncing spam

Jon Mercer jon.mercer at achean.com
Sat Aug 9 15:13:10 BST 2003


This seems to be a bit of a problem. Have had six of these today, in two 
accounts, from different ISPs, from different apparent users:

Instance 1____________________________________________________

Received: from modomail.com (user-0ccetq0.cable.mindspring.com 
[24.199.119.64])
	by dont.makeit.worse (8.12.9/8.12.7) with ESMTP id h792XqiF007198
	for <lets.not at makeit.worse>; Sat, 9 Aug 2003 03:33:52 +0100 (BST)
	(envelope-from testmail at modomail.com)


Instance 2____________________________________________________

Received: from alexandria.cc (user-0ccetq0.cable.mindspring.com 
[24.199.119.64])
	by dont.makeit.worse (8.12.9/8.12.7) with ESMTP id h7976niF009883
	for <lets.not at makeit.worse>; Sat, 9 Aug 2003 08:06:49 +0100 (BST)
	(envelope-from mailperson at alexandria.cc)

While this doesn't combat the problem, it does give som scope to it.

Has anyone raised a complaint to mindspring about their user yet?

Cheers,

Jon

jon at witchspace.com wrote:
> Hiya
> 
> 
> In the last couple of days I've been getting a number of e-mails with the
> message:
> 
> "This is a test email to confirm your email.  Iit  is not necessary to
> respond to this email. "
> 
> "Thank you :)"
> 
> Since the return e-mail address looks valid, I have a horrible sneaking
> suspicion that I'm going to find more spam in my inbox in the near future -
> since the message wasn't bounced, they can assume that my e-mail address
> is a 'live' one.
> 
> Is there a way to effect a bounce when an e-mail has already been
> delivered?  I know some windows e-mail clients can do this, but not any
> that I use.
> 
> 
> --Jon
> 
> http://www.witchspace.com
> 
> 
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