[GRLUG] Slippery SPAM
Grand Rapids Linux Users Group
grlug at grlug.org
Wed Mar 10 07:45:33 EST 2021
The primary domain changes by changing the numeral at the end. Can I use a * there in my blacklist?
Short fiction at www.ericbeversluis.com
On March 9, 2021 at 22:17:57, Grand Rapids Linux Users Group (grlug at grlug.org) wrote:
> *Mail3* is a subdomain and is changeable by the individuals in control of
> the leased primary domain *actu-des-promos-9.fr
> Focus on blocking the main domain only. The subdomain can be treated as a
> wildcard in the filtering process.
> Is it only the subdomain that changes or does the primary domain also
> If the primary domain is the one changing then you might want to block all
> mail with the top level domain(TLD) *.fr.*
> As long as you do not expect to legitimately receive emails from France
> this solution will address the problem until they change the TLD they are
> James Allen
> On Tue, Mar 9, 2021 at 6:03 PM Grand Rapids Linux Users Group <
> grlug at grlug.org> wrote:
> > I keep getting SPAM mail, in French. I keep blocking the sender and/or
> > marking it as SPAM, but they keep coming. Seems like they have an infinite
> > number of variations they can run on their email domain.
> > news at mail3.actu-des-promos-9.fr
> > I think can change the numeral after ‘mail’ and at the end, and perhaps
> > even the text inbetween.
> > Does anyone understand what’s happening here and how I can stop these? Or
> > are these maybe spoofed email addresses?
> > And it seems to me that ‘mail3’ ought to be a registered domain, with the
> > others being sub-domains. But there seem to be a lot of different mail3.*
> > email addresses. Am I missing somethng here?
> > mail3.fr is for sale (in French); mail3.com is forsale, acc to GoDaddy.
> > mail3.org is a baseball league site.
> > ??
> > Is mail3 some generic email address that might also on some occasion send
> > me valid mail? Or can I safely go to my mail server and blacklist mail3.*?
> > Eric Beversluis
> > Short fiction at www.ericbeversluis.com
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