since sometime last night some twit is sending out
enormous quantities of spam with e-mail “From:” address
that refer to my (main!) e-inbox. some of this spam
bounces, with the end result I've currently being
flooded with bogus e-mailing errors (multiple hundreds
of the fscking things, probably approaching c.1000 of
them now!). I believe this is known as “backscatter”.
I've adjusted my .procmailrc to shunt the majority of
the garbage to the side, to keep the clutter down.
the real problem is how the fsck do I stop this?!?
I considered sending e-mail to Bush II to tell him
where Mr bin Laden is, in the hopes he'll nuke the
place, but that's clearly not extreme enough. ;-)
besides, the chief chimp will probably completely
confuse things and nuke Montpellier instead. ;-\
more seriously, what should I be doing to bring this
flood to an end? as far as I can determine, it's
being sent by what appears to be an ADSL user in
Russia. (I assume the user is a hacked Windross
machine, i.e. a spambot, not the actual spammer?)
the ‘whois’ for the suspected IP address is an ISP
which lists an ‘abuse at ...’ contact, so I'm *guessing*
the thing to do send some e-mail containing:
(1) a few sample bounces;
(2) my best estimate for when this started; and
(3) what else?
and in addition to such e-mail,
(4) what else should I do?
the goal here is to stop this, and to ideally apply
the Keyser Söze solution to the spammer and the
advertisers who are paying the spammer and the
people who actually buy the advertised garbage.
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