When I started my e-mail program this morning, it churned for an extra long time. The DarrowArt account.
spamsWhen it settled, there were over 300 new mails. I knew something was up. I thought someone had invented a new spam that could get through my Junk Mail filters.
But this is different. It looks like I am the spammer. Let me try that again, because voice inflection is everything: It looks like I am the spammer. But I am not.
It’s about 18 hours later, and I have received over 1700 e-mails so far today. All of them are some form of “bounced” e-mail, bearing some sort of “reply” with a subject title: “Undeliverable Mail [Spam]” or a variation of that.
Someone somewhere has likely sent out a virus that takes root in one or more unprotected computers connected to the internet, and therefore has an unknown number of computers working 24/7 to send out Anatrim spams, coming from hoqdarrowartmac –at– darrowart.com — an account that does not exist. But of course the domain does. Spam filters all over the world are sending the messages back to me as undeliverable, or telling me they think the message is spam, which it is, but even though I did not create it, I get the bounced email, since my main account is the recipient of bounced mail.
This is very maddening.
To whomever started this: may you be visited by as many nibbling, disease-carrying cockroaches as the e-mails you have sent out in my good name.