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Monthly Archives: February 2015

So one of my email addresses gets on a spam list.  Not that I would receive spam, but that I would be ‘blamed for sending’ spam.  Basically someone is using my email address as a ‘legitimate’ email address.  So I’ve been getting a lot of ‘out of office’ replies.  Luckily I’ve got two levels of spam protection and can safely ignore the odd one that gets through.  Then my webhoster decides that I’m the one to blame.  Right….here how that went.

1and1-notice

Riiight.  So here’s my response:

Greetings:

“We assume that a virus on your local computer spied out the login data to your 1&1 mailbox”
Do you even know how email works?  Geeze.  This email account goes through Google.  So, unless you think that Google has been hacked (and ONLY this email address out of the 4 OTHERS I have through the same logon, which have NO spam from them), I’d like to see you prove it.
Next:
“The virus transferred it to the hackers and they have been misusing your mailbox to send Spam.”
So, what you are saying that is my mailbox is being ‘misused’, then I should see a ton of SENT mail in there right?
sent-emails
Nope.  Nothing there.  Maybe they are the type of spammers that like to keep a clean system and delete sent messages?  Well, that means there should be a ton of messages in my trash box right?
trashed-emails
Nope, not so much.  Just the 5 messages that I put there.  Well, maybe they are crafty spammers and take the time to ONLY delete their messages, right after they remove them from the sent box.
Or maybe…..just maybe….they simple faked my email address that they obtained through some other website where it was used?  I mean do you guys even understand this concept?  Not like you could Google how to do something like that huh?(https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&es_th=1&ie=UTF-8#q=fake%20spoof%20email&es_th=1) and then find resources like this: http://www.anonymailer.net/.
But hey, feel free to try to blame the person on the end without putting the least bit of thought into it.
Geeze.
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