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Thread: Mail server spaming?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2008

    Mail server spaming?

    Hi all

    I have a hardy server running postfix. It doesnt accept smtp connections from outside my network and collects mail from my isp via fetchmail. I have had a few emails which look like they come from my server

    headers -
    Return-Path: <>
    X-Original-To: kriszani@localhost
    Delivered-To: kriszani@localhost
    Received: from dumbledore.hogwarts.local (localhost [])
    	by dumbledore.hogwarts.local (Postfix) with ESMTP id 89D2DCB62C5
    	for <kriszani@localhost>; Mon,  3 Nov 2008 22:06:48 +0000 (GMT)
    Delivery-date: Mon, 03 Nov 2008 22:06:01 +0000
    Received: from []
    	by dumbledore.hogwarts.local with POP3 (fetchmail-6.3.8)
    	for <kriszani@localhost> (single-drop); Mon, 03 Nov 2008 22:06:48 +0000 (GMT)
    Received: from [] (helo=home-dbd219661e)
    	by with esmtp (Exim 4.62)
    	(envelope-from <>)
    	id 1Kx7YH-0005Xz-Uo; Mon, 03 Nov 2008 22:06:01 +0000
    Received: from [] by; Mon, 3 Nov 2008 14:05:36 -0800
    Message-ID: <01c93dbd$3e4b3800$e431ac55@buk>
    From: PayPal@dumbledore.hogwarts.local,
    To: <>
    Subject: Getting Started with your PayPal Anti-Fraud Protection
    Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2008 14:05:36 -0800
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
    X-Priority: 3
    X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
    X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.2180
    X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2900.2180
    This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
    Content-Type: text/plain;
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
    my server's hostname is dumbledore.hogwarts.local

    so my question is, does the guy sending this know what my server name is already. or is it likely that postfix or fetchmail sees a malformed address e.g. Paypal and sticks the domain name on the end.

    all comments appreciated.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2006

    Re: Mail server spaming?

    I am guessing it was automatically attached. I wonder why though. It seems that it will cause problems for spam blockers.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2008

    Re: Mail server spaming?

    yup that was my gut instinct too. but it's purely a guess.

    any ideas how i could check the logs for this.

    i looked in the but all i see is two related lines as its passed to me from fetchmail.




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