| From: Nick Murtagh <nickm at go2.ie>
| Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 13:09:50 +0100
| Justin Mason wrote:
| > No, it's probably not a joe job, it's backscatter alright.
| A quick google turns up:
if you follow the link in that definition to the
description of the original incident, you should
find (emphasis in original):
“A Joe Job is essentially malicious. A spam with
dave at hotmail.com in the from: line isn't a Joe Job,
unless the spammer was _trying_ to pin the blame
on Dave. So while forged from: lines are almost
standard-issue on modern spam, Joe Jobs are
still pretty rare.”
indeed, that page says what seems obvious: some
people consider backscatter (apparently sometimes
also called outscatter) to be joe jobs, and other
people do not.
| So I'm still calling it a joe job ;)
and I'm still calling this incident backscatter. ;-)
| It hardly matters when you're on the receiving end!
yep! it's still ongoing. the current number of
bounces is something over 1400, and it started at
least 12 hours ago.
and, to my considerable annoyance, several legit
e-mails (not bounces!) have been shunted aside by
procmail as-if they were bounces. grrrrr.....!
| > SpamAssassin 3.2.x has a ruleset to get rid of it -- the "VBounce"
| > ruleset.
ah.... I'll have to look into that (but probably
not until the storm abates! ;-\ ).
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