[BBC-Micro] Fw: DD & HD Floppies

Mike Tomlinson mike at jasper.org.uk
Tue Oct 19 04:56:52 BST 2010

In article <4CBCB5B4.2030906 at philpem.me.uk>, Philip Pemberton
<philpem at philpem.me.uk> writes

>Can we have a Great Firewall of Western Europe, please? Just block out 
>the rest of the world... :)

perhaps with a rigidly controlled pipe to Yankland?  It does have its

>But seriously, someone keeps using my .uk as the return address for 
>their spam attacks. They're basically picking a random username and 
>tacking on my domain, thus any bounces go to me. The bounce bounces, 
>then the other (stupid) mailserver bounces the bounceback back to me at 
>'postmaster'. RFC Non-compliant? You betcha.

Been there.

> The worst offenders? 
>Lotus/IBM and Microsoft Exchange Server.

Agh. Lotus Bloats. Bad memories.  Of course $exchange sucks, it's M$.

>Calling this annoying doesn't really give the full picture. Imagine 
>having your postbox stuffed with about two thousand (minimum!) 
>envelopes. Now try and find your {credit card bill, bank statement, gas 
>bill} in that. Enjoy!

Been there, done that.

I'm the mail admin for our uni dept.  Recently, some twunt in Brazil
found an insecure PHP script on our webserver (not adminned by me, I
hasten to add) and used it over a weekend to relay hundreds of thousands
of spam messages.  All the bounces came to me, being postmaster at .
Fortunately, the spam was in Portuguese and I was able to kill most of
the bounces with a few keypresses searching on one of the non-English
words used.

PHP installed with this insecure option enabled by default.  Crazy or


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