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Spam via website?

By csyounger ·
I just started receiving bounced emails to my sbcglobal.net account. These have a return address with random characters @ my website address, e.g., xzy123@helloworld.com. It looks like someone has hijacked my website to send spam. The message content is readable, but very random, text. The recipients are also random, with many being sent to foreign countries. There are also a number of them being sent to "dummy@bellsouth.net". Maybe someone is trying to flood them?
I've left a message for my web host but am continuing to research on my own. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Might just be spoofing an e-mail address...

by sMoRTy71 In reply to Spam via website?

and your domain name got picked.

Is that email address in the headers of the mail? Or is that just the display name for the sender that shows up in the mail?

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Spam from contact forms

by irene In reply to Spam via website?

I have the same problem. I've used cgi and php form processors and still, once in a while, I get a bunch of responses that are bogus addresses at my domain, like geographical9396@mydomain.com. Every field in the form is filled out with this address. Are they using my form to send out email to others? I used to have an automatic response sent when the form was submitted, but no more, since spammers could glean my email from it. I would be happy to send the headers to anyone who could help me figure out if I need to invest more money into my form software. Thanks!

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