Spamming In My Name
Completely FAKE. Spoofed. Not from me. (And there's no one else here; it's just me.)
I feel bad for anyone who gets spam, and worse for people who think the senders are actually those whose e-mail addresses appear in the messages. They usually aren't; most spammers seem to use systems that (semi-)randomly replace the "sent from" address with something real-looking.
Not only is it obnoxious, it's terrible on e-mail and mail server systems: in addition to the spam messages that others receive, I have received several hundred auto-generated bounce-back messages for spam messages that apparently didn't go through or were otherwise blocked. And I didn't even send the spam!
There are systems one can use to report spam, such as SpamCop.net. Or, if you are facile enough with your e-mail system to find the detailed headers in the e-mail, you can likely identify and contact the network administrator whose system is being misused all by yourself. Either way, the scourge of spam continues - and its costs are not limited to the recipients alone.