I own a domain name and have setup a pop3 mail account using it. Now I am swamped and flooded by undelivered messages that I never sent and those messages have been sent through accounts on my domain name that never existed... Is this a way of stopping that as (1) I don't want to be blackmailed as spammer (2) I don't want to delete 100 mails per day.
The real problem is not abt me getting spam but about others thinking that my domain is spamming them. I get loads of undelivered emails back when I did not even send those emails :-P. I've already been tagged as bulk emailer in some of those returned emails thouigh I don't even know some of them... Might some virus like sobig do that kind of thing or is it the job of some spam master?
It could be a virus. I take it you dont have anti virus software or a virus hasnt come up when you have checked. May be worth double checking online as most of the anti varius companies offer an online virus check. If a virus isnt identified I suggest speaking to your hosting company and explaining the situation to see if they can help.
fastmail.fm is a web-based email service I started using because my isp's webmail was rubbish. Fastmail turns out to have a couple of excellent utilities that help in stopping spam.
You can set it up to check your POP mail, and have it show as sent-from your POP address. Plus, you have your fastmail address to give to the spammers, and the service does have filters. Here's the clever bit though: you can bounce mail via fastmail so it appears it's arrived at a dead address. The spammers only want live addresses, so zap, you're off that list. Might take a while to get off all the lists, but worth a try!
A basic service is free, but your account will expire if you don't keep using it. It costs £13 a year for a permanent account.
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