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I guess I'm a spammer.

Discussion in 'HTML, Graphics & Programming' started by Dinomania, 10 May 2006.

  1. Dinomania

    Mobster

    Joined: 21 Apr 2003

    Posts: 4,328

    Some spamming, er, twits - for want of a naughtier word - must have been using my domain in 'from' or 'reply-to' headers to mask out their own email addresses. So I've suffered a couple of weeks of bounced emails arriving at my inbox, as the smarter spam-catchers have managed to limit their email to known senders, or as the spammers have sent to a non-existent address.

    Now, if a load of spam is being sent out with my domain on it - could it end up that my perfectly legit emails will also get trashed by spam-catching software, as it has been indicated that spam has come from this domain?

    Going to be really upset if I'm labelled a spammer and blocked through no fault of my own :(
     
    Last edited: 27 Mar 2011
  2. zain

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    Joined: 4 Jun 2005

    Posts: 3,773

    If someones spamming using your ID so its a fake ID and if the reciever marks it as spam then yeah that can happen. Best thing would be to email (with a different one of course) and explain the situation? if its that important.

    I get this often too, companies saying how they are interested in something, people saying no go away and so on ~ just some boring t**** getting self amusement off it i guess
     
  3. Bes

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: The Ghetto: AKA Brixton

    It all depends on the intellegence of the filtering software at the receiving end. Also whether or not your domain is blacklisted on Spamhaus etc...
     
  4. Dinomania

    Mobster

    Joined: 21 Apr 2003

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    Mmmm. Wondering how prolific it is, as of course not everyone is going to bounce the spam back. Fingers crossed I don't get black-listed, wish there was a way to avoid it.
     
  5. VeNT

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Jan 2003

    Posts: 20,674

    Location: Cornwall

    contact your ISP or domain hoster
    iirc they can help
     
  6. Bes

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: The Ghetto: AKA Brixton

    Unfortunaltley getting yourself removed from the blacklists like Spamhaus is a royal PITA.... :(
     
  7. Pho

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,098

    Location: Derbyshire

    I've been getting the same, though, just from my 'backup' freeserve address (I left freeserve several years ago, but they never cut my email, so I use it for spam sites). The front of the email is always randomly generated, i.e.:

    axaosda@*******.fsnet.co.uk (anything before the @ always routes to me).
     
  8. Craig321

    Capodecina

    Joined: 2 May 2004

    Posts: 19,974

    Your domain/the IP of the server you're hosted on could get added to the SORBS database (it's happened to us at Xoopiter and at our other server).

    Someone spammed thousands of emails from our servers a while ago, we managed to stop it but got added to SORBS because of the spam (http://www.au.sorbs.net/lookup.shtml).

    So the only way your legit emails would get blocked is if the server you're on / the domain name has been added to SORBS.

    Craig.
     
  9. Berserker

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 4 Nov 2002

    Posts: 15,448

    Location: West Berkshire

    Yes, sadly, that can get you on spam blacklists, and it's a royal PITA to get off them again. It depends on the volume of spam email and where it gets sent to (there are 'spam traps' out there just waiting to catch spam email and blacklist it).

    I don't use domain-based filtering myself - it's far too easy to break. Much better to use content-based filtering, which means genuine content usually gets through wherever it came from.
     
  10. Beansprout

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 31 Jan 2004

    Posts: 16,313

    Location: Plymouth

    Look at the bounce messages and follow the instructions - most people have humans at the other end in my experience, it's only the larger people like Yahoo/AOL and of course the independent lists who are a PITA to get off :)
     
  11. Craig321

    Capodecina

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    Not too hard to get yourself off it, both our servers are now off SORBS.
    I think you just need a clean record for a few weeks/months then you can be removed.
     
  12. Beansprout

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    Exactly, a PITA :)