In Internet usage, an email bomb is a form of net abuse consisting of sending huge volumes of email to an address in an attempt to overflow the mailbox or overwhelm the server where the email address is hosted in a denial-of-service attack.It is the most irritating things while internet using.Those who don’t know how to get cure from this email bombing.
Methods of email bombing
There are three methods of perpetrating an email bomb; Mass mailing, list linking and zip bombing (getfrom here).
Mass mailing consists of sending numerous duplicate mails to the same. These types of mail bombs are simple to design but their extreme simplicity means they can be easily detected by . Email-bombing using mass mailing is also commonly performed as a attack by employing the use of “zombie” ; hierarchical networks of computers compromised by and under the attacker’s control. Similar to their use in , the attacker instructs the botnet to send out millions or even billions of emails, but unlike normal botnet spamming, the emails are all addressed to only one or a few addresses the attacker wishes to flood. This form of email bombing is similar in purpose to other flooding attacks. As the targets are frequently the dedicated hosts handling website and email accounts of a business, this type of attack can be just as devastating to both services of the host.
This type of attack is more difficult to defend against than a simple mass-mailing bomb because of the multiple source addresses and the possibility of each zombie computer sending a different message or employing stealth techniques to defeat spam filters.
List linking means signing a particular email address up to several email list subscriptions. The victim then has to unsubscribe from these unwanted services manually. In order to prevent this type of bombing, most email subscription services send a confirmation email to a person’s inbox when that email is used to register for a subscription. This method of prevention is easily circumvented: if the perpetrator registers a new email account and sets it to automatically forward all mail to the victim, he or she can reply to the confirmation emails, and the list linking can proceed.
Ais a variant of mail-bombing. After most commercial mail servers began checking mail with and filtering certain malicious file ty pes, , , , , mail server software was then configured to unpack archives and check their contents as well. A new idea to combat this solution was composing a “bomb” consisting of an enormous text file, containing, for example, only the letter z repeating millions of times. Such a file compresses into a relatively small archive, but its unpacking (especially by early versions of mail servers) would use a greater amount of processing, which could result in a (Denial of Service).
To get rid of a email bombing just select the mail and mark it as spam.then you will not receive email from the sender all email will moved to spam box.
mail, to block the senders domain (example.com):
- Click on Options, upper right corner of mail page.
- Then Mail Options.
- Click on Spam from the list on the left.
- In the Add a blocked address box, enter the domain. The domain is the part of the email address after address AFTER the @. …
- Click the Add button