Chapter 6: Unwilling accomplices

In this chapter, you'll learn how to protect yourself from being used as an unwilling pawn in a spammer's attack.

In Chapter 5: Would the real sender please stand up?, you saw how attackers can easily spoof their e-mail addresses and give the appearance that an e-mail is from someone else. However, the e-mail headers tell the true tale if you know where to look.

In this chapter from the book Canning Spam: You've Got Mail (That You Don't Want), by Jeremy Poteet, you'll see how a misconfigured e-mail server can take away the advantage of header information. If an e-mail server is vulnerable to a relay attack, the e-mail really comes from the vulnerable server and is not just spoofed.

By hiding behind innocent people, spammers take on less risk, and the innocents pay the price. In this chapter, you'll learn how to protect yourself from being used as an unwilling pawn in a spammer's attack.

Click here to download this free book chapter.

This was first published in July 2004

Dig deeper on Lotus Notes Domino Antispam Software and Spam Filtering

0 comments

Oldest 

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchWinIT

Search400

  • iSeries tutorials

    Search400.com's tutorials provide in-depth information on the iSeries. Our iSeries tutorials address areas you need to know about...

  • V6R1 upgrade planning checklist

    When upgrading to V6R1, make sure your software will be supported, your programs will function and the correct PTFs have been ...

  • Connecting multiple iSeries systems through DDM

    Working with databases over multiple iSeries systems can be simple when remotely connecting logical partitions with distributed ...

SearchEnterpriseLinux

SearchVirtualDataCentre.co.UK

Close