On Wednesday 16 April 2008 15:01:25 Erik Dasque wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> it's actually not that new since it's been happening for a few years
> on my personal email but it has invaded work too and I was wondering
> what your thoughts were about it. I don't know how to call it


joe-jobing (what the spammer does) or backscatter (what the defect email
servers do)

> but essentially it comes from spammers using my work or personal email
> addresses to send spam email.
> From what I can see, they are not using
> my SMTP server or anything like that, they're just forging the From/
> Reply-To to send email 'as me'.


yup.

>
> As a result of those thousands (millions) of Spam emails sent 'by
> me', I get a hefty number of undeliverable email notices in my inbox
> (from the thousands of invalid address in the spammer address book).
> It goes in waves, sometimes I'll go months without any and all of a
> sudden I'll find 500 in my inbox.
>
> I realize this is a list about s.a. but since this is spam related
> though not directly spam, I was wondering what you guys thought about
> it and do about it if it happens to you.


http://www.openspf.org/ for avoiding getting joe-jobed

http://www.backscatterer.org/ for blocking the "undeliverd" reports


> It bothered me in my
> personal email but it bothers a hundred people at work. I am guessing
> it doesn't help white-listing my domain name and many of our normal
> emails might get marked as spam as a result.




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Arvid Ephraim Picciani