It's not from me… honest!

It happens every few years, and it’s happening again right now. A bunch of spambots are spewing forth thousands of emails about fake Gucci handbags, and each message has my email address in the “From:” field. The result: I’ve been receiving hundreds of mailer “bounce” messages for the last few days, filling my inbox and confusing my spam filters. There’s nothing to be done about this; I must just wait for it to subside. Last time I seem to remember that it took a couple of weeks. The ever-present worry, of course, is that some spam filtering system will decide that my email address is toxic, and starts blocking my legitimate emails. E-fingers crossed….