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Backscatter spam -- ugh


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#1 reynald

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 01:17 PM

Anybody else getting hit with a ton of backscatter spam lately? (Bouncebacks to spoofed return addresses with subjects like Delivery Status Notification Failure, Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender, etc.). I'm suddenly getting hundreds a day – Monday morning I had 600+ in my inbox. I've written some Outlook rules that catch most of it, but it's still become a huge problem.
From what I'm reading, the only real solution is to configure servers not to reply to emails to nonexistent users. But this would require a coordinated effort across enterprises, and it wouldn’t eliminate backscatter spam to legitimate addresses.
Anybody else noticed a surge lately?

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 08:20 PM

Anybody else getting hit with a ton of backscatter spam lately? (Bouncebacks to spoofed return addresses with subjects like Delivery Status Notification Failure, Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender, etc.). I'm suddenly getting hundreds a day – Monday morning I had 600+ in my inbox. I've written some Outlook rules that catch most of it, but it's still become a huge problem.
From what I'm reading, the only real solution is to configure servers not to reply to emails to nonexistent users. But this would require a coordinated effort across enterprises, and it wouldn’t eliminate backscatter spam to legitimate addresses.
Anybody else noticed a surge lately?


I am, this is the same exact issue I'm having with my hotmail account. Even though I've changed the password and screened m system and applications with my antivirus package I'm still getting them in my box, and they are in my sent box also.

Edited by K23, 24 November 2010 - 08:20 PM.





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