PSA: Spam emails are currently spoofing my domain

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If you happen to be visiting to investigate why spam is coming from this domain, please don’t be angry with me! This domain was unluckily selected by some shady spammers to be used to send spam. No actual spam is coming from this webserver nor the servers that my MX records point to.

The only reason I know about this is because I have a catchall email that receives all of the failure bouncebacks.┬áThe emails look to be randomly formulated with realistic names. So for example, I’ve seen [email protected] and [email protected] bounce back today.

Hopefully the spam will end soon and they’ll use someone else. I sure feel bad since there doesn’t seem to be anything I can do to stop it. SMTP headers are extremely easy to spoof for nefarious purposes. Always be weary when you notice an unusual email from a party trying to get you to do something.

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