Is someone using my .mac mail for spamming?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by srobert, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. srobert macrumors 68020

    srobert

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    I've been getting 2-3 of these message a day for the past week (my .mac email address is srobert@mac.com):

    * * * * *

    Subject: Delivery Failure Notification

    - These recipients of your message have been processed by the mail server:
    hghspray4you@arabia.com; Failed; 5.1.1 (bad destination mailbox address)

    Remote MTA 66.28.189.160: SMTP diagnostic: 550 5.1.1 <hghspray4you@arabia.com> is not a valid mailbox

    Reporting-MTA: dns; C9mailgw05.amadis.com
    Received-from-MTA: dns; ctmail.com (10.9.0.1)
    Arrival-Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 11:10:13 -0700

    Final-Recipient: rfc822; hghspray4you@arabia.com
    Action: Failed
    Status: 5.1.1 (bad destination mailbox address)
    Remote-MTA: dns; 66.28.189.160
    Diagnostic-Code: smtp; 550 5.1.1 <hghspray4you@arabia.com> is not a valid mailbox
    Return-Path: <srobert@mac.com>
    Received: from ctmail.com (10.9.0.1) by C9mailgw05.amadis.com (NPlex 6.5.029)
    id 40D6E3CA000A1980 for hghspray4you@arabia.com; Mon, 21 Jun 2004 11:10:13 -0700
    Message-ID: <40D6E3CA000A1980@C9mailgw05.amadis.com> (added by postmaster@mail2world.com)
    X-Commtouch-Loop:3
    Received: FROM [207.134.96.226] By c9diamond03.diamond.amadis.com ; Mon, 21 Jun 2004 11:10:12 -0800
    From: srobert@mac.com
    To: hghspray4you@arabia.com
    Subject: Mail Delivery (failure hghspray4you@arabia.com)
    Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 14:14:42 -0400
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: multipart/related;
    type="multipart/alternative";
    boundary="----=_NextPart_000_001B_01C0CA80.6B015D10"
    X-Priority: 3
    X-MSMail-Priority: Normal

    * * * * *

    The one above is a little different than the usual ones. Usually, there is also a buch af .mac email address listed atwhich the email failed to deliver to. Nobody in my address book.

    Sometime there is spam-like messages at the end of the email i.e. prescription renewal.

    What's happening?

    What should I do?

    Thanks
     
  2. DGFan macrumors 6502a

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    Someone is sending spam with your email as the "from" address. But they're not using your account.
     
  3. srobert thread starter macrumors 68020

    srobert

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    Is there anything I can do about this? I hate spammers with a passion. :mad:
     
  4. DGFan macrumors 6502a

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    No. It's possible to create a mail from anyone (you, me, bill gates, etc...). If the mail server is setup right the (faked) sender shouldn't receive a bounce message for spam. But it happens sometimes and you'll just have to get used to it.
     
  5. srobert thread starter macrumors 68020

    srobert

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    Bummer. This means that on top of my usual daily dose of spam, I'll receive a flood of bounce because of some incompetent spammer? Makes me wanna puke. I hate parasites. It should be my right to give 'em 1 punch in the face for each spam mail they send me :D That aughta make 'em stop.

    I'd also like to punch in the face every numbskulls that purchase things from spammers, making it a profitable enough venture for it to continue to exist.

    A message to all those "viagra-using-too-shy-or-too-poor-to-have-it-prescribed-by-a-real-doctor-so-i-purchase-it-from-spam™" and those "My-wee-wee-is-too-short-HEY!-I'll-just-buy-one-of those-ointments-cream-or-patch-from-these-REAL-doctors-sending-me-emails-so-my-wee-wee-will-grow-faster-than-you-can-say-chi-chi-chia!™" STOP ENCOURAGING SPAM!
     
  6. Menkar macrumors newbie

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    Location:
    San Jose, CA
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    Virus spoof

    Outgoing spoofing (where someone hi-jacks your e-mail address) is one possibility. Incoming spoofing, where someone sends you an e-mail pretending that it is a delivery failure, is another possibility.
    With incoming spoofs there are most of the times an attachment, which in a correct delivery-failure situation would contain your sent message, now contains a virus. Typically a Windows/Outlook problem though :)
     

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