Joe Jobbed

Last night through this morning, my server got joe jobbed. I got bombarded with thousands and thousands of spam bounces. Last night I was getting about 3 bounces a second.

The message was a bunch of randomly generated prose, sometimes with a random photo that appreared to be an ad, but wasn’t a real ad.

Fortunately, my server host was able to get things fixed and more or less back to normal by this afternoon.

This is yet another example of the chat room, message board, etc. mentality that I have written about before, where a certain percentage of the population is compelled to try to screw things up for the rest of us.

Anyway, if you got spam from me last night or today, it was not from me. Check the headers.

Here’s the story of the first joe job.

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