WSO Newsletter - November 2003
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November 2003 ISSUE: 074
1. Domain Name Registrations
2. Don't Bounce Your Spam
3. Forged FROM Addresses and Your Domain
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-> ARTICLE #1: Domain Name Registrations =======================
WSO can register just about any domain name. Here are a few key
points about WSO's domain registration service:
1. For most domains it is only $20 per year.
2. Currently we can register .com, .net, .org, .tv, .co.uk,
.org.uk, .cn, net.cn, org.cn, com.cn, .cc, .biz, .name, and
3. We do not sell or otherwise give away ANY of your personal
information, like so many other registrars. We make our money on
the product itself not rip-off techniques.
-> ARTICLE #2: Don't Bounce Your Spam ==========================
Since 99% of all spam is sent with a forged FROM address, there
is no benefit to bouncing the message back. The bounce message
itself is an additional e-mail being sent, then there is another
bounce sent back to us because the original bounce is
undeliverable. Remember, it was a forged e-mail address to
begin with, so you are bouncing it back to nowhere.
Instead of creating two more e-mails for every spam that comes
in, just delete it. You can do this with a combinations of
You can find more good e-mail related suggestions here:
-> ARTICLE #3: Forged FROM Addresses and Your Domain ===========
Spammers have been using a simple but effective technique to
even further frustrate everyone. They are using fake, forged
FROM addresses. That alone is not uncommon, but now they have
started using the domain names of legitimate web sites. Maybe
even you have been victimized?
This makes it look like you are sending the spam. A simple look
at the headers will reveal the truth that the e-mail is forged,
but two common thing can happen.
1. An "inexperienced" user may think you really sent the spam.
2. A load of undeliverable e-mail may come crashing into your
account. These are the bounces automatically sent out by
e-mail servers. The e-mail server sends you the bounce because
it incorrectly thinks you sent the e-mail. While these bounced
e-mails are extremely annoying, they are harmless.
Unfortunately there is little to combat this epidemic. Thousands
of legitimate domain owners are being victimize by shameless
spammers. Most of these spammers are in countries where little
is done to find, let alone prosecute crimes such as these.
As e-mail servers get smarter, they will begin to reject such
blatant forgeries. Until then, patience and filtering is about
all that can be done.
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