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[_] spam advice

Ryan Williams ryan.williams.msc at gmail.com
Mon Sep 12 12:04:57 BST 2016

I'm inclined to agree with Amias. Once an email address is buggered, it
tends to stay buggered.

On 12 September 2016 at 11:10, Amias Channer <me at amias.net> wrote:

> Hello Rob,
>
> The best thing to do would be to completely retire the email address
> and move on.
>
> I think the best you can do is to Mail all the contacts you care about
> and let them know the new address before the address becomes unusably
> filtered.
>
> Cheers
> Amias
>
> On 12 September 2016 at 10:58, Rob Jonson <rob at hobbyistsoftware.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> From the contents of my Inbox, I?m fairly sure a few years ago a backup
> of
> >> Yahoo mail got hacked (possibly including BT ISP mail, which used Yahoo
> at
> >> the time), and the perpetrators extracted address books. So no accounts
> >> compromised, but convincing spam could be sent.
> >>
> >> It sounds from your description that your friend?s email address wasn?t
> a
> >> generic @yahoo.com one though - was it a custom domain that forwarded
> to
> >> yahoo or something? Also, are the spams being sent definitely ?from?
> that
> >> address, or do they have the right name but a random email address in
> the
> >> From header?
> >>
> >> Oliver.
> >>
> >
> > He had his address book shared all over the sho, so there are a gazillion
> > ways it could have happened. (e.g. linked in had access to his yahoo
> > account, or some similar sharing).
> > Either way - that horse has bolted, though it seems to be locked down
> now.
> >
> > He sends from a custom domain.  Friend at HisDomain.com
> > The spam definitely purports to come from Friend at HisDomain.com  I have
> > received some directly myself.
> > It does fail the spf checks (I have examined headers and can see
> rejections
> > happening) - but that isn't enough to stop it appearing in inboxes.
> >
> > cheers,
> >
> > Rob
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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> >
> >
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