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Old 03-08-2010, 08:44 AM
 
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Default Getting weird mail delivery failures

I have gotten 2 different delivery failures today but I haven't sent any emails to anyone today and only to yahoo group yesterday but the email name is not familiar plus I didn't put 'hello' as is in the message. . I don't know the recipient either.

Here is one of them, I removed my email address and put in myemail@yahoo.com.. Any ideas?

2518627886.txt (1KB)
This message was created automatically by the mail system (ecelerity).

A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:

>>> jsolof@eban.com (after RCPT TO): 550 Invalid recipient: <jsolof@eban.com>
Arrival-Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2010 16:34:22 +0800
Reporting-MTA: dns; imsantv03

Remote-MTA: dns; bizmta.netvigator.com
Diagnostic-Code: smtp; 550 Invalid recipient: <jsolof@eban.com>
Final-Recipient: rfc822; jsolof@eban.com
Action: failed
Last-Attempt-Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2010 16:34:22 +0800
Status: 5.0.0
Inline Attachment Follows: 2518627886.txt
------ This is a copy of the headers of the original message. ------
<my email@yahoo.com>
Return-Path:
Received: from [127.0.0.1] ([127.0.0.1:56929] helo=imsantv03.netvigator.com)
by imsantv03 (envelope-from <myemail@yahoo.com>)
(ecelerity 2.2.2.40 r(29895/29896)) with ESMTP
id 08/DC-06462-E86B49B4; Mon, 08 Mar 2010 16:34:22 +0800
Received: from server.beritabola.com (server.beritabola.com [203.211.140.90])
by imsantv03.netvigator.com (8.14.3/8.14.3) with SMTP id o288YMkp025126
for <jsolof@eban.com>; Mon, 8 Mar 2010 16:34:22 +0800
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 15:27:24 +0500
From: <my email@yahoo.com>
Reply-To: <my email@yahoo.com>
X-Priority: 3
Message-ID: <01cabe99.63a826ca@server.beritabola.com>
To: <jsolof@eban.com>
Subject: Hello
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

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Old 03-08-2010, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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A spammer has harvested your address for use in sending spam. Not much you can do about it.
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Old 03-08-2010, 01:35 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Yep, looks like a spam to me... move it to spam and ignore.
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Old 03-08-2010, 02:48 PM
 
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Thanks everyone.. I do appreciate the insight. I did not know that someone could harvest my email account.
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Old 03-08-2010, 07:00 PM
 
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I did not know that someone could harvest my email account.
For clarification they harvested the address, for example if you or someone else posts it on forum like this the spammers have bots that spider pages looking for them... hence the term harvested. If they didn't get posted somewhere they picked it up elsewhere. If it's a simple address like joe@someisp.com it may even have been added as a possibility.

You're just unlucky that they used it in the reply to field. As mentioned nothing you can do about it and nothing to worry about unless the email originated from the mail server you are using.
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Old 03-08-2010, 07:27 PM
 
Location: ɐpɐʌǝu 'sɐƃǝʌ sɐl
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Joe job - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Having hundreds of email addresses and having a few of them widely distributed (as the maintainer of an email list that's many years old), I get dozens to hundreds of these every day. Just delete and forget about them - there's literally nothing you can do about it.
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