Banging head againgst wall

I receive a fair bit of spam but for the most part it’s advertising related. Every few days something arrives that could be quite nasty for the unwary recipient.

Today I received this:

Screenshot from 2014-11-06 16:20:42This didn’t look right for several reasons, not least of which it wasn’t actually addressed to me, or that I’m not expecting a fax by email. I proceeded to check a few details like the ownership of the domains mentioned, and there were many of them. The raw text from the transcript between my laptop and the originator tells me plenty:

Return-Path: <>
Delivered-To: <>
Received: from ([])
	by (Dovecot) with LMTP id dYLZDC9YW1QiZgAAr5MIww
	for <>; Thu, 06 Nov 2014 11:17:23 +0000
Delivery-date: Thu, 06 Nov 2014 11:17:23 +0000
Received: from ([])
	by with esmtp (Exim 4.80.1)
	(envelope-from <>)
	id 1XmL46-00054H-W9; Thu, 06 Nov 2014 11:17:23 +0000
Message-ID: <>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2014 11:24:58 +0000
From: "Fax" <>
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:24.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/24.2.0
MIME-Version: 1.0
To: <>
Subject: You've received a new fax
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

New fax at SCAN2240904 from EPSON by
Scan date: Thu, 6 Nov 2014 11:24:58 +0000
Number of pages: 2
Resolution: 400x400 DPI

You can secure download your fax message at:

(eFax Drive is a file hosting service operated by J2, Inc.)

So it’s apparently from, but was sent from and it directs you to a site at to retrieve your message, which is apparently from Epson!

However, the original message comes from, so I tried to contact Plusnet (a division of BT). Of course, sending this email to their ‘abuse’ mailbox results in it being flagged as spam so I contacted them on twitter without real success.

I’ll now suggest Plusnet reads this blog as it would seem that one of their customers is originating spam.

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