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Backscatter Continues

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Date: May 05, 2008 - 12:00 PM
A lot of mail servers are hit hard - in part because spammers are trying to use them to "backscatter" spam by sending to known nonexistent addresses.

We saw a major attack like this the past couple weeks, and it may get worse; the line of trying to watch for this, versus not sending NDR (nondelivery reports) back for a bad address, is tricky. After all, you don't want spam, but you also want to know if you mistyped an address or someone's moved.

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