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glewis
Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎31-08-2010

mail delivery system spam

Hi. I am receiving dozens of mail delivery system messages all of a sudden. None of the emails seem to be from addresses we send emails to and it is using the generic mailbox rather than the individual boxes that we all have at the office. I have attached a copy of the headers below.
What do you suggest I check to make sure we are not being used as a spam relay server or whatever ? I haven't looked at more than a small sample but all seem to be returned form .ru domains.
Regards
Huw
Part headers pasted below:::
This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.
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:
 classicc@sparkle.superdomainzone.com
   (generated from school@classic-castle.ru)
   retry timeout exceeded
------ This is a copy of the message, including all the headers. ------
Return-path: <me@username.plus.com>
Received: from mffparis-1-251-50.cnt.nerim.net ([195.5.251.50])
by sparkle.superdomainzone.com with esmtp (Exim 4.69)
(envelope-from <me@username.plus.com>)
id 1OqRfs-0004De-3S; Tue, 31 Aug 2010 09:18:56 -0500
Received: from 195.5.251.50 by mx-ironport.core.plus.net; Tue, 31 Aug 2010 16:18:19 +0100
Message-ID: <000d01cb4917$5c6a58e0$6400a8c0@glewis>
From: =?koi8-r?B?9MHNz9bFzs7ZxSDQzMHUxdbJ?=<me@username.plus.com>
To: <school@classic-castle.ru>
Subject: =?koi8-r?B?79PPwsXOzs/T1Mkg18/azcXdxc7J0SDu5PM=?=
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 16:18:19 +0100
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain;
 charset="koi8-r"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
X-Priority: 3
X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 4.72.2106.4
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V4.72.2106.4
jim:green personal email address removed mod:end
4 REPLIES
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Registered: ‎15-06-2007

Re: mail delivery system spam

Probably a spammer has harvested your email address and is using it as a fake from address - it should die down in a few days
glewis
Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎31-08-2010

Re: mail delivery system spam

Great. Thanks for that. I will keep an eye on it to see how it develops.
Cheers
Huw
Midnight_Caller
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Posts: 4,143
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Registered: ‎15-04-2007

Re: mail delivery system spam

You need to munje your email address like this: *******@username.plus.com
[Edit]
Oldjim beet me to it!
jim:green username removed - tut tut mod:end
glewis
Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎31-08-2010

Re: mail delivery system spam

OK, sorry about that.
I thought that this was a closed plusnet user forum only and that the full details needed to be shown. Will know what to do next time !
Thanks again gents.
Huw