Monday, February 12, 2007

Not altogether Yahoo!

Yahoo! did reply to my emails with the headers of the offending spam messages. Yahoo! also wanted me to send copies of the emails themselves.

Well, if I had done that, my own email account would have been declared spam. Spam catching software usually filters out the kind of stuff I'd been receiving. If I had forwarded it, I would have been identified automatically as a spammer.

Much to my annoyance, I felt obliged to remove the Contact form on my website and substitute an encrypted email link.

Guess what, since I did that, the spam from has petered out. I STILL am not sure whether it was the email address or the script that was vulnerable.