SPAM from Microsoft
From: Paul Simon (postmaster_at_XnospamXpaulhsimon.plus.com(Paul)
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 18:31:25 GMT
I started this thread a while back, and have since taken all your advice,
and have been using Abouncer to send abuse notices to the ISP's of the
At first I was only doing this for e-mail received into my ordinary mail
account i.e. not web-based. These were not the bogus Microsoft e-mails, as
I was only getting these in my web-mail account.
I could not find a way to view the full headers in my web-mail account,
but after a while, I thought of the idea of forwarding these web-mails to
my ordinary e-mail account.
This seemed to allow me to view the headers. However, last week I raised a
query with my web-mail ISP, asking whether it was possible to view the
Their reply was as follows;
You cannot see fullheader details from Webmail,but even if you were this
would not help you identify the sender. Most of the time these e-mails are
sent in such a way as to disguise the proper sender, and the way the virus
works accomplishes this.
The issue you mention is affecting many people and there is nothing you
can do apart from delete them.
I'm now concerned that I may be wasting my time trying to bounce these
e-mails, given that he says "this would not help you identify the sender"
Am I wasting my time? I'm starting to think that, ultimately, the only
answer is to close the account. Thing is, I really wanted to try "to beat
the baddies", if you see what I mean.