Someone used my Yahoo e-mail account address on the "From" line of spam. Fine--it's not the first time it's happened, and it's annoying, but I don't use the Yahoo account for much other than a spam trap, so it's not a big deal to me. (The username is pretty simple, because I signed up with Yahoo so long ago.)
However, someone felt it necessary to mailbomb my mailbox with "Fuck Off" messages, containing copies of the spam that was sent. There are two problems to this that I can think of immediately:
- Anyone smart enough to launch a mail bomb should know the "From" line is almost always forged. How dumb can you be?
- With a look at the headers, it's quite obvious this person resorted to the exact same tactics as the spammer.
The second part reminds me of the war protestors that started throwing rocks. Hello? Anyone in there?
Okay, none of these are new or even particularly interesting points. But now I've vented and feel better. Thanks.