It’s this time of the year…

Outside the window it’s snowing like a blizzard. Looks cool, especially as I have don’t have to drive anywhere today ;-)

Inside my inbox it’s raining mass-mailer worm messages. Stefan Bodewig is right: by sending back such messages to their (forged) From: addresses, virus detection software is only helping spread the plague.

SMTP is definitely too open for the wild Internet of today – hopefully something like SPF will come up before it’s too late.

Update: Urs finds out that SpamAssassin will support SPF in V2.70.

One Response to It’s this time of the year…

  1. Bounce Mail attack

    Like others, my inbox is drowning under MyDoom mail. MessageLabs (I subscribe to their alert service) say this is bigger than Sobig.F, and they could be right. It only took Mozilla Thunderbird 10 mails to learn what the virus looks…

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