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Re: [tlug] hijacked email question

On Sun, 08 Jul 2007 10:09:48 -0700, steven smith <> wrote:

> First, how does this happen.

Welcome to post-1995 e-mail. This has been going on for years. Spammers
do it almost systematically.

> Don't they have to show somehow that the email came from my IP
> address?

No, and that's one of the biggest "flaws" of SMTP. In quotes because
"fixing" it creates a buttload more problems.

> Second -- is there anything I can do about it and should I even try.

Google for SPF and for "domain keys", but be aware that not everyone
actually checks against SPF records and domain keys, although recent
versions of SpamAssassin do include such checks in the final score.

G. Stewart -

Murphy's law is recursive. Washing your car to make it rain doesn't

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