[Mimedefang] [OT?] Random Word Spam

Richard Laager rlaager at wiktel.com
Tue Mar 13 15:36:44 EDT 2012

On Mon, 2012-03-12 at 11:56 -0400, Michael D. Sofka wrote:
> Richard Laager wrote:
> > We've got a customer who is receiving 1 message per second! that
> > consists solely of random English words stuck together (both subject and
> > body). This has been happening for 24-36 hours.
> > 
> > As far as I can see, it's coming from hijacked accounts all over the
> > place (hundreds or thousands of servers) with varying sender addresses.
> > 
> > Is anyone else seeing this sort of thing?
> > 
> > Any idea how I might combat this?
> > 
> > I'd love to bulk submit these messages and report them back to the
> > admins of the compromised servers, if that might do some good.
> We just had this happen again.  Same MO: ramdom subject and message 
> body, no links or email addresses in the message, multiple incoming 
> relays, various recipients, Message-Id starting with "CHILKAT-MID".

I was looking to add that sort of filtering, but it appears we actually
have customers sending legitimate mail (purchase orders) with that in
the Message-ID.

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