Business development

Is this really Google spamming me because LinuxChix Live‘s robots.txt file is a universal block?

This line at least does seem to imply that it came from their netblock (the public IP addresses also begin with 216.239):

 Received: from ( []) by (Postfix) with ESMTP id 4D2DF1016C for <>; Tue,  1 Mar 2005 05:58:08 +1100 (EST) 

That’s kind of … uncool. One might almost say… unsolicited commercial email.

I did get something like this once before and forwarded it to, only to get an instantaneous automated reply telling me that any spam I was reporting could not possibly have come from them.

Perhaps it didn’t and it’s a rather more competent header forgery than most spam. The forensics will be interesting in that case.