100 e-mail bouncebacks? You've been backscattered

Monday, 5 May 2008, 12:09 AM EST

The bounceback e-mail messages come in at a trickle, maybe one or two every hour. The subject lines are disquieting, apparently from you.

You eye your computer screen; you're nervous. What's going on ? Have you been hacked? Are you some kind of zombie botnet spammer? Nope, you're just getting a little backscatter - bounceback messages from legitimate e-mail servers that have been fooled by the spammers.

At PC World.

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