Are You Getting Spam from GorillaSites.com?
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|If you are getting spam
from an email account that appears to be hosted by gorillasites (i.e.,
firstname.lastname@example.org), I want you to know that I had nothing
to do with it.
I own the gorillasites.com domain name, and I have only two legitimate email accounts: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. If you receive email that appears to come from any gorillasites.com email account other than the two above, that means it was sent by a spammer who is using a technique called "spoofing" to make it look like it came from a legitimate email account. You can test this be sending a REPLY to one of the spam emails. It should get bounced back to you because the reply account doesn't really exist. And, obviously, it didn't even come from the gorillasites.com domain.
This happened twice in the past: once around 2001, and again around 2003. I have reason to believe that it happened again in early August 2007.
I've contacted my web hosting service, Earthlink, about this. Unfortunately, they've told me that there's nothing that can be done to stop it since the spam does not have a legitimate "Reply-Path:" value. Fortunately, this junk email seems to subside after a few days.
If it makes you feel any better, I'm getting the same gorillasites spam that you're getting.