[Mimedefang] has anyone else seen those weird "1.txt" emails

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Sun Jul 24 12:38:41 EDT 2005

On Sun, 2005-07-24 at 10:35, Joseph Brennan wrote:

> 8,326 seen here yesterday, Saturday.  From many, many IPs.  The sender
> local part usually matches the recipient local part, e.g. <jb51 at terra.com>
> sends to <jb51 at columbia.edu>.  There are some exceptions where the sender
> address has extra characters before the @ sign, e.g. <jb51kr at nate.com> to
> <jb51 at columbia.edu>.  In some cases the sender address is identical to the
> recipient.

An interesting thing I noticed is that many that I've received
have From: addresses of several of my own alternate accounts
that have nothing in common except the full name comment. That's a
scary amount of correlation even if it is just spewing stuff
that is alphabetically similar.

  Les Mikesell
    les at futuresource.com

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