Mails not from me

Alan Pope alan at
Tue Nov 2 11:26:53 UTC 2010


Looks like someone was trying to send a bunch of spam mail to the
ubuntu-users to the list as me.

It wasn't me or any system I own/administer, broken or otherwise. From
one of those mails:-

Received: from [] (helo=dev)
	by with esmtp (Exim 4.69)
	(envelope-from <alan at>) id 1PDDtx-0001M8-9o
	for ubuntu-users at; Tue, 02 Nov 2010 10:15:37 +0000
Received: from dev (localhost [])
	by dev (Postfix) with SMTP id 7708995A8540
	for <ubuntu-users at>;
	Tue,  2 Nov 2010 05:15:32 -0500 (CDT)

Where is:-           A

Only person I can see using that address on this list is Res.

Received: from ([])
       by with esmtp (Exim 4.69)
       (envelope-from <res at>) id 1Oibgy-0001SE-DD
       for ubuntu-users at; Tue, 10 Aug 2010 00:23:40 +0100

So I guess he's trying to get me blocked for spam. Nice.

I've blocked that host from mailing this list which should stop the
mails coming through. Apologies for the disruption.


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