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A Junk E-mail a minute...

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Hi Guys,

 

It appears that a friend of mine's e-mail address has been hi-jacked for use as a junk-mail distributor.

I've informed my friend who has de-activated his hotmail account and yet I'm still receiving e-mails from his hotmail address...

 

When I attempt to bounce back an e-mail I receive a postmaster notification that it failed.

 

This is getting a bit out of hand... each e-mail is only 4.4kb, and yet it's a major irritation.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Also, is there a government body that I can send this junk e-mail to, or are they not interested in it yet?

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Check if your ISP offers a spam filtering service.

 

What mail client do you use?

 

You can report spam to the ACMA but I doubt they'll be able to do anything with it unless it's from an identifiable [Australian] business.

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Indeed, Midnighter, that was my thought... Proving where it it's actually from, though... not sure how to/if I can do that.

 

segger: iiNet don't seem to offer any kind of filtering service... The only thing I've been able to do is label it as junk, it still gets downloaded through whatever e-mail client I'm using (Mail for my iBook and Outlook for windows, which has been set to delete all e-mails from that sender).

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if you view the full mime header you can get the IP addresses the email came from.

 

as such, if they dont match hormails server IPs, then its not from them.

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Use Mailwasher to check your box first, train it to label stuff as spam, and nuke it before downloading from pop server. Usually works ok.

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