Sunday, February 27, 2011

Yay! Someone, at last, has created a repository for fraudulent spam emails to be analysed and "dealt with".


and, lo and behold, they have created an email address to which we can all send fraudulent email, once only, so they have a record.


I sent a couple yesterday. I spend some time copying and pasting the full headers. I don't know if these guys knw something I don't, but I need the headers to work out what is going on. Just copying the email is a pure waste of time.

I tried to send a couple more today. Spent a few mins on the headers, as yesterday.

I get a 550 on the first one - it just said it was SPAM. Well, hey, I knew that already.

Here's the second:

A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:
    (ultimately generated from
    SMTP error from remote mail server after end of data:
    host []:
    553-Message filtered. Please see the FAQs section on spam
    553-at for more
    553 information. (#5.7.1)

So, hang on a mo. They're asking me to send SPAM to this address, and messagelabs, bless 'em, are filtering it all out.

So, someone, somewhere hasn't really thought this out properly...?
Nothing new there.