Part of my day job is to protect a large mail infrastructure. That means that on a daily basis we are fighting SPAM and try to protect our customers for any suspicious/malicious mail traffic. This is not an easy job. Actually globally is not a easy job. But we are trying and trying hard.
The last couple months, I have started a project on gitlab gathering the malicious ReplyTo from already identified spam emails. I was looking for a pattern or something that I can feed our antispam engines with so that we can identify spam more accurately. It’s doesnt seem to work as i thought. Spammers can alter their ReplyTo in a matter of minutes!
Here is the list for the last couple months: ReplyTo
I will -from time to time- try to update it and hopefully someone can find it useful
It’s not much yet, but even with this small sample you can see that ~ 50% of phishing goes back to gmail !
105 gmail.com 49 yahoo.com 18 hotmail.com 17 outlook.com
You can contact me with various ways if you are interested in more details.
Preferably via encrypted email: PGP: ‘ 0×1c8968af8d2c621f ‘
or via DM in twitter: @ebalaskas
I also keep another list, of suspicious fwds
but keep in mind that it might have some false positives.