Now I’m pissed… someone is using my email adress in SPAM

Some Russian fellows appears to be using my email address as the from address in SPAM messages about a business course. I’m getting “mail delivery failed” messages en masse.

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  1. Posted November 7, 2008 at 13:31 | Permalink

    Hey, Anders, what’s you mail service? We’ve used mail.com for over ten years now and twice in that time the mail server has been hacked and our e-mail was used for spam. For about a week and a half we were deluged with returned to sender e-mails, but they stopped eventually and all was well.

  2. Posted November 7, 2008 at 13:52 | Permalink

    I’m using Gmail. It’s not my mail service that’s been hacked. They’re simply using my email address as the from address (sender address) so that I get all the failed delivery notices and notices about that the message have been flagged as spam. It looks like they’re using a lot of different open relays to send the spam (as usual).

    What I fear most is to have my personal email address blackflagged in lots of spam filters so that my normal, legit, communication gets filtered out.

  3. Posted December 11, 2008 at 09:54 | Permalink

    The same thing has been happening to me, but I hope they are using a vulnerability in the mail server, or else I don’t see it ever stopping, and I can’t really close the email account because it’s linked to another membership service. I hope these people end up in prison and their butthole gets “bounced”