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Re: what to do about joe-jobs?
On Wed, 24 Sep 2003, Stephen L Johnson wrote: > On Wed, 2003-09-24 at 12:48, David Raistrick wrote: > > On Wed, 24 Sep 2003, Justin Shore wrote: > > > > <snip> > > > joe-job earlier this week. Apparently the joe-jobbing was enough to > > > convince some extremely ignorant mail admins that Compu.net is spamming > > > and blocked mail from compu.net. Compu.net has also seen the effects of > > > > > > Speaking of joe-jobs, what's the "proper" proceedure for dealing with > > such? > > Please forgive my ignorance, but what is a "joe-job"? Hmm probably something that isnt going to happen now that all domains are valid a la verisign Its when spammers take your domain name and use it as their from address, it *used* to get around sender verify in smtp which a lot of smtp servers implement. Basicalyl if you're being joe jobbed you will get the bounce messages from all the email addresses the spammers are sending to that dont exist. The one that they're doing on my own domain which I mentioned on list some months ago is still going strong with many Mbs of bounces per day.. I think its fair to say there is very little you can do as tracking the source is almost impossible.. Steve