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Saturday June 07, 2003
03:00 AM

Stealth spam

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This article certainly raises an interesting piont of view on the recent rise in mailer-daemon spam I have been getting
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  • Perl hacker joe-jobs (Score:4, Informative)

    by Matts (1087) on 2003.06.07 4:48 (#20902) Journal
    Are the bounce messages you get mostly for russian spams? If so, that's a spammer who has picked a bunch of perl hackers for the "from" address.

    It's not an attempted way to deliver spam.

    Though I do think MTA's should stop including the full body of the message in NDRs.
  • I was wondering about that because I got a couple of really weird bounces this weekend, and the only reason I found them was that I had to filter through all the bounces for the stuff TPR sent out on friday. (About 15% of the email addresses go bad after 3 months).

    I've since erased all that stuff, but they all had a phone number to call and didn't say anything about who or what I was calling. It didn't look like the usual abuse of my @cpan.org address. It didn't look like it had anything to do with russian