Wow! The very same happened to me these days, a fabricated “spam” email from a competitor, trying to ruin my business. The email headers are, as communicated to me by Dreamhost:
Delivery-date: Mon, 20 Dec 2004 09:38:53 -0500
Received: from [126.96.36.199] (helo=yahoo.com)
by x.emeraldserver.com with smtp (Exim 4.43)
for x; Mon, 20 Dec 2004 09:38:53 -0500
Subject: How are you doing? I got someting for you !
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2004 09:35:27 +0500
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2800.1123
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2800.1123
which is from a no-proxy Korean IP! (I’m not from that country). See it at:
And your headers lead to the same Korean IP, which means a Korean guy is doing this to hurt us.
I’m a customer of DH for 4 years now, since April, 2000, with SE traffic, no email traffic, never! After this first email spam sent by a competitor, DH disabled my account. Still waiting for the last reply from Support, for more than 6 days and 16 hours now (although it should have been replied to within 24 hours)
I’m depressed of how Dreamhost gives more credibility to a competitor trying to ruin our business than to loyal paying customers for years. I still hope this error, of quickly disabling accounts with no clear proof, will be corrected asap.
Seopti, what was written in the Subject and content of the email (without your URL, of course)? Just curious if they are the same. Mine are:
"Subject: How are you doing? I got someting for you !
A friend told me that you like (SE keyword), so here is the best (SE keyword) that i found for you - …URL…
I hope you’ll like it."
Seopti, is it the same at you? Any other people with subdomains at DH had the same unpleasant experience lately?