Thursday, October 04, 2007

bounce back sp*m

I’m currently being killed by bounce back sp*m: the kind where someone has copied my email address into their spam and so when it hits a dead email address, bounces back to me as a delivery failure. I got over 600 of these while I was out for a 3 hour dinner date last nite. I am told by my ISP provider that there is nothing they can do. I am seriously considering changing my email address. Any other options out there?

Posted by steve at 03:32 PM


  1. have you ever tried POPfile? ( Works for me really well.

    Comment by michal — October 5, 2007 @ 12:15 am

  2. Is the spam all going to steve@emergentkiwi or is it going to lots of random names @emergentkiwi? If the later you can just get your isp to block anything other than steve@emergentkiwi. worked for me (obviously with a different email address!) Another option is just to grit your teeth and wait – these things often die out after a few days.

    Comment by ianbee — October 6, 2007 @ 1:01 am

  3. thanks ian. unfortunately yes it is all to “steve”. i thought at first it would, as you suggest, die down, but again unfortunatey it has been going on for quite some weeks now and seems to be getting worse.


    Comment by steve — October 6, 2007 @ 9:11 am

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