Recent trend: authenticated spam

jesse's picture

Lately we've seen a lot of spam being sent by compromised mail accounts. The spammers either guess a password or trick a person into providing their password, then use that to send out spam.

What Happens?

When this happens with your account, we end up locking it. The server itself may temporarily have it's reputation lowered, and mail is blocked by many networks. Occasionally the server may even end up on blacklist.