I’ve Been Forged!

I don’t know if I’m mad or honored, but I received about 400 forged email bounces last night (isn’t SMTP wonderful?). I realize that some people have gotten spam from my domain, but I had nothing to do with it. I’m going to check out the bounces when I get a chance and see what appropriate action I need to take.

Aaron Conaway

I shake my head around sometimes and see what falls out. That's what lands on these pages. If you have any questions, the best way to contact me is through Twitter at @aconaway.

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4 comments for “I’ve Been Forged!

  1. Fredrik
    December 2, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    Has it got anything to do with this? http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=5410&rss

  2. December 2, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    It’s not legitimate mail getting blocked, so I don’t think so. All the rejects are to @aconaway.com, like AlishahallucinateKay and PatricesphinxCassidy. Thanks for the heads up, though.

  3. December 27, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Don’t sweat it. This stuff happens all the time. It happened to me once a few years ago. Some spammer out there is using your domain name as an SMTP sender, there is nothing you can do about it. If anybody complains directly to you, you can suggest they make the proper investment in spam detection such as Cisco IronPort, which can detect emails with bogus sender domains.


  4. December 27, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    Thanks again for the comment, Brad. As expected, nothing came of it, so no biggie.

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