[CentOS] OT Mailing List Spam

Vandaman vandaman2002-rt at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Oct 2 18:31:53 UTC 2008

John R Pierce wrote:

> except, 99% of spam has forged FROM addresses, often an
> innocent address 
> randomly picked from the same lists being used to send the
> spam TOO.
> 95% of the spam is sent from hacked/infected servers acting
> as relays, 
> so complaining to the owner of the IP space the spam
> originated in 
> doesn't actually catch the real spammers either,
> although it may help 
> fix the hacked box, there's bazillions more.

This isn't a hacked box. A quick look on google for 419 scams from 
eircom shows a lot of spam originating from their network. If more 
and more people reported then the ISP will be forced to take action.

When reporting spam to hotmail, they do come and say some headers are
forged but others are legit. In this instance it looks as if a legit
eircom customer is abusing the service.



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