Archive for March, 2014

Friday, March 14th, 2014

I am not a robot spammer

Based on the huge number of mail bounces I’ve been getting today, it looks like an unscrupulous somebody forged my return address on a bunch of mail. Perhaps you even sought out this blog based on the distinctive domain name.

Some subject lines in use:

it’s so nice to write to u

maybe your lady

Hi:))

It is me!

It wasn’t me. It’s all to easy to claim an email is from somebody. And putting an unsuspecting schmo through all this apparently makes the message 0.003% more likely to get through filters deliberately trying to block abusive behavior.

And don’t worry: I haven’t (yet) got any really irate people. It’s mostly automated bounces from when an email address on the spammer’s list no longer exists. Carry on. -m