| From: "PJ" <pj at nssl.ie>
| Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 15:12:49 +0100
| I've been meaning to look into the setting up of SPF records
| for domains, these are used by some mailservers to check the
| authenticity of senders, as some of our customers have been
| having similar problems, but haven't got round to it yet.
| Its near the bottom of a very long to-do list. You might try
| looking at that. http://www.openspf.org/ for more information
total non-starter (assuming I'm understanding
the idea correctly). I don't control any of
the relevant e-mail servers, or more accurately,
I don't own the domain to which the bounces are
being sent (i.e., the domain used in the forged
e-addresses). that's an ISP, from which I then
download the e-mail. whether or not the ISP
could, or should, do something like that I've
no opinion about (ATM).
w.r.t. the current incident, the rate of incoming
bounces has dropped considerably since I sent an
e-mail to the suspected sender's ISP's abuse at ...
e-address. also, the suspected sending IP-address
is no longer responding to ‘ping’s. I dunno if
my e-mail worked (the ISP has not replied), or
something else happened, or this is just a lull,
but (cross fingers and toes and tails and other
such things), the bloody storm might now be
or maybe Mr Söze is now on the case? ;-)
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