[LINK] Spam from me to me :-) Future problems?
link at todd.inoz.com
Thu Jul 8 22:09:05 EST 2004
At 22:42 6/07/2004 +1000, you wrote:
>Having the same email adress for a decade, I suppose
>it had to happen .. I have finally received a spam, which
>was apparently sent by myself, to myself ... hahaha!
<smile> I'd have to say this isn't new :) I've had dozens for about a
year, maybe a little longer. (I can query my new spam database and tell
you if you like!)
I'd say it's more likely you've been saved by the Melb PCUG's excessive
number of technogeeks who want to block everything antisocial to the
Internet and finally a spam got through!
BTW, one side affect of "self to self" spam is that if you have blocking
systems that are automated, you block mail to and from yourself! I've had
to "work around this" using an undisclosed procedure :)
>Although one commends the sender, whomever it was, on
>the quality of their spoof adresses, and thank them for not
>offering to enlarge anyone's penis ;-) one wonders if their
>activities might cause problems for the real owner of this
Currently, being that we use e-mail for production a lot, there are
hundreds of my iconoclast addresses floating around, I get a huge number of
"Your message has failed spam and virus checking" bounces, from addresses
I've never heard of.
But I get a lot to myself. I even send Hostmaster messages to myself to
tell me I've got webmail on my server that for some reason goes to the
Internet instead of the intranet.
Funny when I'm yet to install imap and a webmail system of any kind! My
wife almost got sucked into it the other day thinking I'd actually sent her
a message telling her to collect some mail.
Then a few weeks ago, I apparently offered to do all kinds of incredible
things us men only dream of doing to a women. She was convinced the
message came from me, she even REPLIED to me!
Well at least it had one positive side affect ... what a night that was!
>Of course .. the major insult is that they used MS Outlook.
I'm still telling people not to.
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