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Returned emails

amcbride
Grafter
Posts: 112
Registered: 01-08-2007

Returned emails

Today getting a massive increase of returned emails from addresses that I have not posted to.
Is there a general increase on other peoples email accounts? Is plusnet under another attack on their email server or is it just me?
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Superuser
Superuser
Posts: 2,816
Thanks: 530
Fixes: 5
Registered: 06-04-2007

Re: Returned emails

This is called Backscatter.  It is when a spammer users your email address to send out their spam.  All the undeliverables then get sent to you.  It usually dies down after a short time.
Phil