bsmith3051 Posted December 11, 2006 Share Posted December 11, 2006 On November 29, 2006 some spammer(s) launched e-mail campaigns that look like messages sent by my domain. I have been researching this since then in the attempt to find out what can be done to stop the spammers from using my domain in their forged email headers which makes it appear as the spam email originated from me. It is very frustrating because the email headers are forged making it very difficult to trace the emails to their origin but I have not given up. I have received thousands of bounced emails in the ten days since the spamming started. I have read that I need to be patient and it will stop after a short time of approximately a week. On day one I received 137 emails, day two netted 363 emails. It then slowed for five days and I thought it was over. Then on December 6-7 I was flooded with over 1000 emails. And the last two days have been relatively quiet so we'll see... A couple of the emails contained the original email so I was able to see the spam and the link to the web sites where one could, if they so chose, could help put money in the spammers pockets by purchasing from these sites. The first one I checked, ht tp://advi zeh int.com/ , was no longer on-line. When I checked domain whois information on this web site I see it was registered on December 3, 2006 and suspended on December 7, 2006 - the date of the email. The second one I checked, ht tp://lar ysla rys.com/ , was still on-line at the time of this posting. When I checked domain whois information on this web site I see it was registered on December 4, 2006 and is still valid. I started preparing this post on December 9, 2006 when the bounced emails had stopped for two days. It is December 10, 2006 and they have started up again. Another one came in containing the original email so I was able to see the spam and the link to the site. ht tp://de nsi tylo w.com/ was still on-line at the time of this posting. When I checked domain whois information on this web site I see it was registered on December 4, 2006 and is still valid. These sites have forms for reporting spam but I was not sure if that would be the right choice. I'm beginning to pull my hair out trying to figure out the right course of action. I read so much about making sure that I post in the right forums, only do this, don't do that, that I get frozen in my tracks and start looking elswhere for answers. And then I don't know whether spamcop is right because the headers are forged to look like they were sent from my domain and that makes me think that my domain will be reported as the originator. Should I post the header information here in the forum so someone can give me advise on how to proceed? Can something be done because we know the details of some of the web sites involved? They both point to a company in Utah that seems to have an anti-spam policy in place, contact information, and spam reporting form as well as stating they are Verisign complient but that information seems bogus as well as being out of date. Please don't ridicule as I don't have much more hair I can pull out. :angry: I'm just really pi***d off at these fu**wads for using my domain to line their sleazy pockets while discrediting my good name. And the more I read, the less hair I have, the more frustrated I become and I thank God I don't have a rifle and a clocktower nearby. Please... some help Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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