kuliniewicz.org hits the big time

Thank you, spammer who decided to forge a bogus From: whatever@kuliniewicz.org header, for all the bounces and other autoreply garbage that wound up in my inbox yesterday. In hindsight, I suppose I should have blackholed all @kuliniewicz.org e-mail addresses I’m not actively using instead of leaving the default of “all of them forward to me”. Naturally, I reconfigured that pretty quickly once I saw what was happening, and so only got ~100 garbage autoreplies in my inbox from that spam.

That said, you have no idea how tempted I am to reply to all the challenge/response messages the spam triggered. You know, to repay them the favor of filling my inbox with backscatter.

Fun fact: challenge/response spam filters operate on the same principle as protecting your house from burglars by hanging your neighbor’s key on your front door with a note that he has a nicer TV than yours anyway.