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Thread: Internet Security/Malware/Spam

Author Image Gerry Patterson. The world's most humble blogger
Throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart .... And a very stable genius at that! -- Donald Trump, 2018.

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Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2005 12:49:16 +1100

I received a rather strange e-mail today.

At first I thought it must be spam. But the headers appeared almost genuine. Then I checked the IP address, and I was surprised to discover that it was owned by Microsoft. The IP address had a DNS lookup of

Surely Microsoft wouldn't allow one of their hosts to be hijacked by spammers?

The content of the message seems very spammy ... You can check the details here.

I tried looking for other evidence of spam from this IP address. There is one positive in the OpenRBL. An Aussie list (AUDNSBL/ - Multiple Spam Traps Block List formerly

The Google Groups abuse listing also returned three positives.

Blars has listed them. He returns which translates to the following (alleged) misdemeanors:

What is happening here?

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