I recently received a few 'undeliverable' emails; I opened them to see who had become undeliverable from my Opt-in list and found that I had not sent the email (or attachments) and that the reply to address was 'firstname.lastname@example.org'......1300 emails later that day, I was pretty fed up, getting RSI from replying to the Mailer Daemon undeliverable people telling them that I had NOT sent the mails, and of course pressing the delete key.
I spoke with my ISP, who said that there was nothing they could do, as someone was using my email address to send spam emails and instead of them getting the 'bounced' mail, they had used my catchall email address to send them to - hence the thousands of bounced emails...
I am told that as the bounces are from a legitimate source, I cannot block/consign instantly to junk mail....well, I can but if I have an undeliverable that is from me, I would never know about it!
Help? These emails are still coming by the hundred each hour, they are for pills, potions, enlargements (you know the one I mean!)and I have put a notice on my website explaining that we are NOT the people sending them and trying to explain what has happened, but although my ISP knows what has happened, I am very worried about being 'shut down' as a result of my email address being hi-jacked.
Any suggestions/advice.....if I really can't stop it happening any ideas as to when it is likely to stop?