| ||Ask HN: A spammer is spoofing my email address; what do I do?|
143 points by hellofunk on Mar 31, 2016 | hide | past | web | favorite | 50 comments |
|About every 15 seconds all day, another Mail Delivery Subsystem Status Notification Failure pops in from random servers around the world for some email that supposedly I sent, but of course did not. Apparently someone is sending out thousands of emails as coming from my address, and there is nothing I can do about it, right? Here are my questions:|
1) Or, is there something I can do about this?
2) Will this cause my email address to end up on blacklists and cause me significant problems?
3) Why in 2016 are Internet mechanisms not in place to prevent stuff like this?
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