> In article <9604121254.ZM10446@azathoth.ops.aol.com>,
> Brad Knowles <BKnowles@aol.net> wrote:
> > On Apr 11, 4:22pm, Sheryl Coppenger wrote:
> > > [Another domain used her system(s) as an MX without permission]
> > Take any mail that comes into your site for a domain like that and
> > bounce it. They'll quickly figure out that they really don't want to
> > use you as an unadvertised backup MX.
> Gee Brad, you're a much nicer guy than I am! Me, I'd accept the mail and
> silently discard it :^)
Of course, everybody who suddenly gets bounces also is going to send
email to firstname.lastname@example.org to ask what's going on because
email@example.com bounces too and they see our name in the header. :-(
Basically a no-win situation.
I considered dumping their email in the floor but ultimately wound up
Sheryl Coppenger SEAS Computing Facility Staff firstname.lastname@example.org
The George Washington University (202) 994-6853