thomasw98 Posted November 26, 2006 Share Posted November 26, 2006 I have been receiving around 10 emails per day from various email system autoresponders responding to email (spam) that was sent to them with a forged email address as the sender. The bad news is that the forged address is using my domain name. The flow is something like this: Email (spam) is sent out using a forged "sender" email address that appears to be from my domain, e.g. "abdc[at]mydomain.com". (Just one example; each batch of emails seems to use a different set of randon letters in the first part of the address) The email system for the receipient autoresponds that the recipient address does not exist or the email has been blocked for being spam. The email system autoresponds to "abcd[at]mydomain.com" since that is the forged sender address. I have a "catch all" set up on my server that forwards all email send to any name "[at]mydomain.com" to my real address "thomas[at]mydomain.com" So when the email system autoresponds to "abcd[at]mydomain.com", it is then forwarded to my real email box. OK....so far, easy to solve the problem: Just turn off the catch-all default on my server. But I am still worried that eventually my domain will be misidentified as a spam source. Could this be possible? Is there anything I can do about it? Why are they using my domain as the forged sender? My gut feeling tells me that one of my complaint letters sent to "abuse[at]senderofspam.com" probably annoyed a spammer so he decided to take his little petty revenge and use my address as the forged sender address in his future spams. Any help or idea would be greatly appreciated! Thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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