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Matt Tew

You sure you don't have a virus of some sort?

steve collins

unlikely. it doesn't seem to be emanating from this machine. the reason it gets back to me is that my one legit address had a 'catch-all' function enabled - the intention is that mis-spelled email addresses still get through, but in practice it meant that anything-at-smallritual.org gets sent through. i turned it off, and the flood has stopped immediately. the one legitimate email address does not appear to be being misused.

steve collins

this from wikipedia:

Today, however, most email is spam, which usually utilizes forged Return-Paths. It is then often impossible for the MTA to inform the originator, and sending a bounce to the forged Return-Path would hit an innocent third party.

which seems to describe my situation.

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