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Re: Sudden constant spoofing of my address



On Fri, Jun 10, 2005 at 01:44:23PM +0000, Andy Smith wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 10, 2005 at 09:16:39AM +0100, Anthony Campbell wrote:
> > Since last night my in-box is being filled up by dozens of bounced
> > messages. Evidently someone or something is spoofing my address and
> > sending out bogus messages.
> 
> This is referred to as a "joe job" (google for more info).  In your
> case it is most likely not personal and is the result of a spammer
> randomly choosing your address for a massive spam run.  In other
> cases, incredibly offensive email content is sent with someone
> else's address, so that they have to deal with the backlash.
> 
This is why I wish I could get my non-techie friends and family to use
GPG.  Alas, it is hopeless.

-Roberto

-- 
Roberto C. Sanchez
http://familiasanchez.net/~sanchezr

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