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spam return address backlash
From: Roger Safian <r-safian () NORTHWESTERN EDU>
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 14:43:57 -0600
In the last couple weeks we have seen several of our
addresses used as the from address in spam. This
causes few serious problems, but does generate an
increase in the number of spam complaints to our
It does cause a serious issue if the chosen address
used by the spammer, also happens to be a real
address in use here at Northwestern. We have
heard of people receiving hundreds of bounced messages
per day if this happens. We recommend filters,
but there's little else we can do to stop this.
My questions are two. Is this happening elsewhere,
and if so, have you recently noticed an increase
in this activity?
Roger A. Safian
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- spam return address backlash Roger Safian (Jan 09)