Blocking emails that claim to come from our domain

Stephen Swaney steve.swaney at
Sun Dec 4 21:40:30 GMT 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On
> Behalf Of Nigel kendrick
> Sent: Sunday, December 04, 2005 4:05 PM
> Subject: Blocking emails that claim to come from our domain
> Apologies if the answer to this is staring me in the face - I have done a
> few searches but without any luck.
> We are seeing a steady stream of emails from
>[] that claim to come
> from an address in our domain (i.e.: admin at and contain
> the usual stuff about verifying passwords, mail accounts being suspended
> etc. All legitimate users have to login to send mail so what's the most
> effective and simple way to block mail from external sources that contain
> our domain name? At the moment I am just putting the subjects in a
> spamassassin rule but it's a bit of a 'blunt' way of trapping them.
> Thanks
> Nigel Kendrick

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Stephen Swaney
Fort Systems Ltd.
stephen.swaney at

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