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my domain has been hijacked by spammers

by frankzxcv / June 4, 2006 1:58 AM PDT

hello all,

i have had a website for years, hosted on pair networks, and i have a very cryptic password . . .
the webhosting deal comes with e mail, but i don't use it, as i learned early on that once a domain is created, you get spammed with tons of stuff addressed to "info@(domain.com)" and "webmaster@domain.com"
. . .

well anyway, once a month i check my e mail on that account just to get all the spam off the server, but last night i noticed a large amount of -- not spam, but "returned as undeliverable" messages. i looked at them, and here was all this petroleum stock spam with something like "hjshdf@(mydomainname).com" as the return address.

i immediately changed my password, but . . . is there anything i can do about this? did they just use my domain name or are they accessing my email server?

any advice would be appreciated --- fj

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It's a new form of spam. Not sent from your account.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 4, 2006 3:48 AM PDT

The spammers are using a new trick to cause the email to bounce off a mail server and the return address is spoofed.

And not a thing you can do. Just delete it.

If you are worried that others think you are the spammer, then that person just needs to catch up on the spammer's new tools.

Bob

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Unlucky...trace it!
by bekmk / June 28, 2006 5:55 AM PDT

I get this quite a bit aswell, what the spammer is doing is they have made a script that basicly said the e-mail is from you and they send it via another server. This practise can be done to simply.

What you need to do is try and find one of the spam e-mails and look at the header infomation, in the header it should say somthing like

Received: from [xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx] (port=3433 helo=WEBSITE.com)
by Your host would be here with smtp (Exim 4.52)

That IP (What i have made xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx) is the IP address of who sent it Happy

If you still are having trouble complain to your webhost, they should have anti-spam software.

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