[Dshield] Extreme increase in spam attempts... any one else seeing similar event?

Abuse abuse at what4now.com
Sat Aug 18 03:37:59 GMT 2007

** Reply to message from "Abuse" <abuse at what4now.com> on Fri, 17 Aug 2007
19:50:10 -0700

Replying to myself which I seldom do.

> > Just as an afterthought, we previously discussed backscatter and to
> > prevent a repeat of the last thread with it.  I think this thread
> > should stay on its course and not go back down the MTA configuration
> > issue again.
> Why not?  The main problem of backscatter is badly configured MTAs.  I have
> seen on "this list" a few people claim that they can not configure their mail
> server properly for a variety of reasons none of which are valid.

As a response to this message I received a "bounce" message.  It said:
Action: Failed
Status: 5.0.0

WRONG, it never gave a 500 response it received the message and later decided
it could not delivered message and sent me a phony error message.

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