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Please note that emails appearing to have been received from this domain are likely to be spam. This is a result of a "Joe job". An explanation of Joe Job can be found at Wikipedia - Joe job.

These emails do not originate from my domain, they are spam and can safely be filtered out or blocked. Please do not ask service providers to block my domain as I do have a legitimate email address and that process would interfere with my communications. As spam is troublesome to everyone on the Internet I would encourage you to report the matter to government authorities, and if Internet providers in your area are able to deal with spam, please feel free to provide them with any details they request which will assist them to identify the real source of these emails.

The forgery of spam emails supposedly from this domain recommenced on July 17th, 2007. I do not know why this Joe Job attack has started. The majority of this domain is dedicated to a website for the church I attend, providing useful information, and is of no threat to anyone.

Update: I have noted that spam claiming to come from my domain coincides with having received a number of emails from SMS.ac claiming people want to add me as friends. May I suggest you use your browser to search for "sms.ac spam" and get yourself informed about security matters on the internet.

I have received the following instructions which may help you in identifying the real culprits. If you need help to find how to view headers go to the SpamCop website where they, very helpfully, provide detailed instructions for each email program.

1. In your email program, enable viewing of Headers.

Example:

Received: from adsl-xxx-xx-xx.bgk.bellsouth.net [xx.xxx.xxx.xx] by example.com (SMTPD32-8.00) id AD587D1017C; Wed, 04 Jun 2003 16:58:00 -0400 Message-ID: <2003063883.31625.qmail@example.com> Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2003 13:59:48 -0700 From: "sender" Subject: Daily news from your Website To: MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii X-RCPT-TO: Status: U X-UIDL: 352928421

The only part of these headers that you CANNOT forge is the Received: lines.

Notice that in this example the message was from xx.xxx.xxx.xx, which is a BellSouth IP address. (All IP addresses are assigned to companies/countries.)

I again emphasize: the sender's EMAIL ADDRESS is SPOOFED. This is where the attacker wants you to believe the mail is coming from -- but it is NOT. The sender's email address is worthless.

2. Go to SpamCop, paste the header into their Website, and hit Interrogate. SpamCop will look up who owns the IP, and tell you who to send Abuse Reports to. On the next page, you will be able to send the correct party an Abuse Report. In your message, include the entire email you received, as well as a message, such as:

"I am receiving spoofed messages from the server addressed in the headers of this email. Please shut down this server immediately, or close the relays on the box. You are hosting a machine that is spamming and may be held liable if you refuse to correct this issue."