Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Not necessary!

Are they trying to get blocked?

(see comments)

3 comments:

drewp said...

I assumed that was another system mangling the subject line (and probably adding some headers too). Lately I've been getting a lot of spam where I'm on the return-to-sender line, i.e. the spam was sent to someone else, their mail server rejected it, and then it bounced back to me.

David McClosky said...

Yeah, I looked deeper at the headers and it seems that some intermediate server kindly added the spam marker (though still allowed it to pass through?). I also get tons of mailer-daemon ones too.

Guillaume Marceau said...

the is are two great names for that phenomena: backscatter email, or collateral spam

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backscatter_%28e-mail%29