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400+ Failed delivery messages a day

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400+ Failed delivery messages a day

I am now getting in excess of 400 of this messages each day and am beginning to get worried I could end up being on some black-list.

I have done various Dware, etc. scans including SyBot & Windows Defender and my system is clean.

Also a clean bill of health from a McAfee virus scan.

All the above programs are fully up-to-date.

Should I be concerned about this?

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3 REPLIES
Redviper
Grafter
Posts: 88
Registered: 15-09-2007

400+ Failed delivery messages a day

Hi

Yea, I am getting the same - AFAIK someone is using the second part of your email address (@yourusername.plus.com) as a returned mail address, however i am getting the same, can anyone advise how i can stop this
Liam
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Posts: 2,083
Registered: 04-04-2007

400+ Failed delivery messages a day

Unfortunately, there is little you can do. Anybody can spoof the 'from' or 'return' address to send email and these bounces are then sent to you.

One thing you can do is setup specific mailboxes on your account and have us 'blackhole' the rest.

More information can be found here : http://www.plus.net/support/security/spam/spam_protection_guide.shtml
Redviper
Grafter
Posts: 88
Registered: 15-09-2007

400+ Failed delivery messages a day

Hi

Ok I give out my email address as a particlaur address, I still want that in use, so If i set up a mail box, how do i block or get you guys to "blackhole" everything else, and will this mean that i dont ever see these mails again?