Archive for June, 2006

I’ve been Joe-jobbed.

Some low-life spammer has started forging messages from my domain. My mail server is receiving many deliveries per second, all bounces for users that don’t exist at my domain. Unfortunately I have (had) a catch-all alias that put mails for all unknown users into my mailbox. Ooops.

I’m in the habit of making up e-mail addresses within my domain, in order to keep track of where people get hold of my e-mail address. So if Amazon want my e-mail address, I’ll tell them it’s alex-amazon.com@example.com. That mail will still get to me because of my catch-all alias, but I’ll be able to tell that something fishy’s going on if somebody else starts to send me mails to that address. Read the rest of this entry »

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