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#1 SergioQ

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 08:07 AM

For the past few days spammers having been using my domain name to peddle their false wares, i.e. FALSENAME@MYREALDOMAINNAME.COM.

So I wake up to thousands of bouncebacks. That clogs my mailbox, which isn't a huge problem as I could write an application to clean out my mailserver every minute or so.

What frightens me is that my domain name might be flagged as a spammer. I do not think that the spam is actually coming from my server, as I am sure my ISP would be contacting me.

My question is; Is there anything I can do about this? The server they are promoting; www.fadunt.com and 218.106.165.184 appears to be in China. Is there anyone I can complain to there? ISP wise? Maybe to get their server shut down? Or does no one there care? Or would I be wasting my time even if I did? Do these people ever stop using my domain name?

Anyway, this is very frustrating.

Any suggestions that point me in the right direction would be very helpful.

Thanks ahead,

Sergio

#2 Indrid_Cold

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 08:34 AM

Greetings SergioQ

Sorry to hear. Certainly a cause for concern. Easy enough to make it on to SPAM lists and very difficult to be removed once listed.

You may find this informative.
http://spamlinks.net...backscatter.htm
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Posted 28 November 2006 - 10:23 AM

You could possibly have a worm that is spewing those out.

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 04:23 PM

Address complaints here:
http://www.isc.org.cn/English/
they are beginning to take them seriously:
http://www.theregist...hina_spam_fine/
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#5 SergioQ

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 08:40 AM

Thanks for all the replies, I will look at those links seriously. As for the worm suggestion, that is not it. I know just enough to be dangerous, but also to be able to read the email headers.

As well, my one machine is off at nights, and this morning I woke up to 900 bouncebacks. Besides, if it was a worm on my machine my ISP (a small one, not a large conglomerate) would have called me already.

Thanks again.

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 11:30 AM

my one machine is off at nights, and this morning I woke up to 900 bouncebacks.

That certainly proves they aren't originating from your PC. :)

You'll find some interesting articles here: Spoofing email
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