---- Can I Sue Spammers Who Misuse My Domains To Spam Others?
gpmgroup - 7:47 pm on Feb 20, 2006 (gmt 0)
Catch-all accounts actually contribute to the spam problem. At least SOME spamming software packages will check to see if email is accepted, and remove the address from the list if it is not accepted.
The bulk of the spam we receive has faked headers including a faked return address. Automatically replying or bouncing these emails just generates more spam for innocent third parties.
The only way these spammers can determine if the mail is received or not is to use a tracking code, embedded in an image, in Outlook turning off images should prevent the email 'talking to the website'