December 2nd, 2001, 11:20 AM
Problems with spam!
I've been having some problems with unsolicited messages. I tried checking my mail header, the To: field doesn't show my address, I wonder how the mail got into my mailbox, any idea to help me trace down that crook? I do observe something wierd, in the To: field (see pic attached), in contains @msn.com, is it an exploit in Hotmail that'll allow some idiot to send a message to everyone on Hotmail?
December 2nd, 2001, 11:40 AM
Re: Problems with spam!
i hope it helps:
especially the link: Tracking the source of email spam
December 2nd, 2001, 11:42 AM
I can see from the pic that hotmail has a block feature. I suggest that you use it. Also anyone can use telnet to send e-mail to your address but say that it is to firstname.lastname@example.org and that it is from email@example.com. It only takes a little effort.
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December 2nd, 2001, 11:57 AM
That says who it is TO. which means you can put anything like:
December 2nd, 2001, 02:12 PM
I'm afraid this won't do xiao any good, but this is what I found at slashdot yesterday - a distributed spam reporting and filtering thingy... someone using this? Does it work? It sounds pretty nice to me...