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Abusing FUD reply notification as spam source [message #30530] Wed, 01 March 2006 13:16 Go to previous message
holger.linge is currently offline  holger.linge   Germany
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My FUD version is somewhat outdated (2.6.6). That's deadly in this times. But i've learned my lession, so please don't beat too hard Embarassed

Obviously, my FUD-Forum has been abused as a spamsource. I've allowed anonymous postings in one of the forums. I risked being harassed by someone spamming the forum, but i rated the opportunity for a quick hello by visitors unwilling to register higher.

But now, someone not only spammed the forum, but also abused the email function. I would like to know how exactly he made it, and if it's fixed yet.

I got hundreds (*sigh*) of blocked mails like this one:


Received: (qmail 9484 invoked by uid 501); 28 Feb 2006 04:54:29 -0000
Date: 28 Feb 2006 04:54:29 -0000
Message-ID: <20060228045429.9483.qmail@MYDOMAIN>
To: Some poor victim
Subject: New reply to poker casino597 by A voice from the shadows
X-Mailer: FUDforum v2.6.6
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-15

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"A voice from the shadown" is the anonymous user name.

The targeted posting was an anonymous one with a broken link to a gambling site. All the links in all the posting looked a bit different and where all invalid.

First i thought he used the "Email too a friend", but these mails look different, and are AFAIK not acessible to anonymous users.

This spam is a reply notification, but how could one use THESE as spam?

Leaves me puzzled.

Could someone take me by the hand, and show me the light?


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