Friday, April 18, 2008

My email was spoofed by a spammer

Last night I received about 1500 messages in my spam folder and a couple dozen in my regular in box from email spam filters.

The number has reduced to a trickle. Maybe the spammers are asleep, and it will kick in again this afternoon.

Most of these messages were notices that an email was undeliverable, and apparently the spammer used fake email names@mydomain as the reply email. I wonder how many emails were actually sent out, because I only got the once that bounced. I would guess there were between 5,000 and 15,000 messages that made it into peoples email.

I have done scans on my computer to make sure there is nothing here that is involved, and it came up clean.

My apologies if you are getting spam garbage from my domain which is ScLoHo (dot) Net. It is not something I have control over, it is easy to spoof an email address.

Perhaps Bill Gates or the folks at Google can create a more secure system that prevents email spoofing.

Your comments and suggestions are welcomed


  1. make sure you have a proper dns and mx record on your email server

  2. First of all, thanks to Mike for the emails we exchanged to try and come up with some solutions.

    Next, apparently someone fell for one of the spammers bait emails because this arrived in my email this afternoon:

    chris-chran (at) to psalmwilson, undisclosed-re.

    show details 3:17 PM (1 hour ago)


    Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

    -----Original Message-----

    Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2008 07:10:29
    Subject: Are you interested in ACTING in UK?!

    We are looking for reliable individuals that can ACT in the United Kingdom.
    Your contact information was found on 'the web', Are you interested in
    ACTING in UK? Regards, Mr. Psalm Wilson.