I Feel Violated.

Someone is using my schnuth.com e-mail address — which currently forwards to my gmail account — as a return address for spam. I’ve gotten at least four autoreplies today — no, make that five, as another one just came in — from various recipients, including Yahoo Groups and other mailing lists.

This pisses me off on so many levels. Now I have to wonder if my schnuth.com address will be spamblocked on some random server when I try to send an e-mail sometime in the future. I’ve also run Spybot and Norton Antivirus on my computer to make sure nothing’s hijacked my Outlook Express that I never use. I figure that someone probably just forged their headers in reverse, using their spam recipient list as a perfect source for reply-to addresses.


What pisses me off the most is that the genie’s out of the bottle now. I can’t go and tell all these people and mailing lists, “Sorry, but some spammer is using my e-mail address to spam you. It’s not really me!” Whatever. If some unfortunate result comes of this… *shrug* There’s nothing really to be done about it.

At least I don’t use that address very much anymore.