[LINK] Forged email
Wed, 7 Nov 2001 15:53:42 +1100
a good place to start.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, 7 November 2001 14:08
> To: Link discussion group
> Subject: [LINK] Forged email
> I have a very interesting occurrence happening.
> Several spam emails have been sent out with forged email
> addresses that
> *appear* to come from my domain. There are 3 separate addresses being
> used for 3 different messages.
> I have received one complaint about one of the emails (unfortunately
> they did not save the complete message headers...), but the real
> problems is that there are a HUGE number of bad email addresses in the
> list being used - and I am now getting all the return
> attempts to these
> non existent emails (several thousand a day).
> Whilst not amounting to a denial of service attack, I am of
> course being
> billed by Telstra for all of this traffic. I spoke with Telstra and
> there's nothing they can do (which is unsurprising). They also tell me
> that there's nothing they can do about me being charged for
> the traffic
> that is being generated...
> I have captured the original messages and I have contact telephone
> numbers (in the USA) for people who want to follow up the
> spam. So, the
> culprits are (possibly) traceable.
> So - my questions to Link are:-
> 1) Does this occurrence amount to something that I should
> report to the
> federal police?
> 2) If this is not a matter for the federal police, what else
> can one do
> about this sort of abuse?
> Robert Hart email@example.com
> Strategic IT & open source consulting +61
> (0)438 385 533
> Brisbane, Australia http://www.interweft.com.au
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