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July 7, 2003

E-mail is dead.

spam-c07.jpg In the last two hours, I've received over 100 bounced email notifications, because some asshole spammer decided to send out hundreds, if not thousands of unwanted messages advertising "Ho`w to b'uild your own busines's we,bsite" using return addresses in my domain. The bounce messages are coming to me because I use a catch-all email box to get mail on my domain. These messages are not easy to block, because each one is going to a different address-- each a different random combination of 7 letters.

If there's any good way to deal with this problem using either spamassasin or procmail recipies, I'd appreciate hearing about that method. I can't figure out a good way to filter out these bounce messages. Because all use a different address at my domain, I can't simply send all mail to that address to /dev/null. Because I don't want to filter out all bounce messages, I can't filter based on the subject line. I don't want to give up using the catch-all into my primary mailbox, since I use a large number of different email addresses depending on with whom I am corresponding.

Posted by Andrew Raff at July 7, 2003 11:59 PM
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I had that very same problem with my Columbia ID except someone had sent out a virus (Your Appointment) using my ID as a return address. Talk about bad stuff....

Posted by: Paul Gutman on July 10, 2003 04:54 PM

The bad guy is Antonio Echavez. The slime ball is operating Netbiz, Inc. A California Corpaoration and has on at least one ocasion been sued by the FTC for operating a scam medical billing software company.

the contact information on his website is:
Net Biz Inc.
4249 1/2 Moore St.
West Los Angeles,
CA. 90066

Phone 310-712-2575
--Toll Free: 888-501-9703
Email: info@netbiz.net

Perhaps a couple thousand phones calls to his toll free number will wake his ass up...

Posted by: APF on August 18, 2003 03:42 AM