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Is my domain compromised?

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by qpqpzmzm, Sep 12, 2007.

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  1. qpqpzmzm

    qpqpzmzm Thread Starter

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    I own my own domain and have two problems.

    - First the amount of spam I am getting has sky rocketed to about 50 pieces a day. Can anything be done to realistically reduce this?

    - Second much of the spam seems to be coming from my very own domain as it is sent from XYZ [email protected]. Are they sending through my host/account? Is there something I need to do to close the host/account to spammers?

    Any help/suggestions are appreciated.

    I use OUtlook and have AVG free edition.
     
  2. JESEDIA

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    This sounds like a spoofing issue, in which, the person(s) are either impersonating your domain, or they actually are relaying through your server...

    Are you using Exchange or is your email hosted somewhere else?
     
  3. qpqpzmzm

    qpqpzmzm Thread Starter

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    My mail is hosted by an ISP.

    Can they spoof such that when you click on the 'sent from' it genuinely shows that it came from your domain?

    How much time would it take them to specifically target me with my own domain? Do they do that individually for everyone? Or would they be just spamming out in general with my domain and I am receiving them as others would be?
     
  4. JESEDIA

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    Well, I can foresee a couple of scenarios...

    One: You have malware on your system, and your actual computer is sending out emails. I would do a sweep of your system using Spy-Bot, Windows Defender, or Ad-Aware.

    Two: They (the person or persons) are relaying through your host. I would bring this up to your host in either case. See if they have records of these emails coming through their servers.

    But be sure to check your machine anyway, if you haven't already.

    Cheers!
     
  5. qpqpzmzm

    qpqpzmzm Thread Starter

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    thx. I do weekly scans with both SpyBot and Ad-Aware and my AVG does nightly checks of my system. I am pretty sure I am clean.

    I will contact my ISP and have them check my domain as I would hate to be enabling the spammers.
     
  6. JESEDIA

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    Sounds good!
     
  7. cpscdave

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    The from field in a email has little or no enforcement on it.

    Bassically what I mean is you pretty much can set it as anything as you want.

    So chances are your domain is clean. What you would want to do is look at the header information to see whath hops along the way the email goes thru.

    If its only a couple the it could be coming from you, but most likely you'll find out that it is just spoofing your domain.

    I would think that on average people are more likely to read email that comes from within their domain.
     
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