Email Spam tracking 101
by Bill Mattocks
Here's where it gets amusing!
So, let's just enjoy this spam for a moment, shall we?
Are you sitting comfortably? Good, then I'll begin.
Here is a spam
I just received. It is bad, because it is spam. It is bad, because
it attempts to masquerade as being information I requested to avoid
detection as spam.
It is bad because it has mangled headers to attempt to deflect
complaints away from the true perpetrators. It is also quite funny. Here
it is, dissected for the newer anti-spammers to watch and learn from.
>Received: from bullets.cybercon.com (bullets.cybercon.com [188.8.131.52])
>by mail.comp-sol.com (EMWAC SMTPRS 0.83) with SMTP id
><B0000036788@mail.comp-sol.com>; Wed, 10 Sep 1997 20:00:52 -0500
This is my mail server
getting the spam from a mail server known as bullets.cybercon.com
Please note that the ISP listed here may well have been innocently hijacked by the spammer, we really don't know yet.
>Wed, 10 Sep 1997 21:02:53 -0500
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