Mark (mhaithaca) wrote,

No, there's nothing you can do (209.2)

My dad is annoyed by e-mail bounces that come back to him whenever spammers spoof his address to send whatever it is they're spamming. So are we all, but he always has to ask me whether there's really nothing he can fix... no matter how much I tell him it has nothing to do with his e-mail or his Mac. It's either one of his contacts who has his address in their address book, or someone who bought a mailing list, or someone who scraped the net, spoofing it, and there's nothing he or I or Google can do.

Today, I added, "If it makes you feel better, there's been so much complaining on the Cornell network administrator mailing list about the recent surges in spam that people are now complaining about the surge of complaining."

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