Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
MAILER-DAEMON Email  
User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1465 times:

Recently I have been receiving MAILER-DAEMON Returned mail:user unknown Emails, without sending any mail. Fearing a virus or some other scam, I delete these without opening. Wondering if anybody else has experienced this. Maybe it's just a glitch in all these electronic web thingies?...Jack


all best; jack
5 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1448 times:

Most likely, someone is using your e-mail address as a "spoof", so that it looks like you have sent the e-mail, then it tries spamming all these invalid addresses and you are the lucky recipient of all the "delivery failure" messages. It happened to me and for about a month, I got on average about 200 "delivery failure" messages per day. My ISP could care less, so I was tempted to just let them fill up my mailbox (I quit using the ISP required e-mail account anyway), but then I figured they'd punish me, so I dutifully checked the e-mail and promptly deleted everything.

User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1433 times:

Hmmm, I should think that folks would have more valuable stuff to do w/ their time...anyway, thanks for the info, Goeingboeing; I understand it a bit better now...Jack


all best; jack
User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1421 times:

I got one last week and deleted it. It does contain the virus sobig.f or something like that so delete it if you receive another.

DC-10


User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1408 times:

Usually, If I send email to someone and it takes a few minutes later it returns to my email with "Mailer-Daemon Email". It's okay to open email but never open if you don't send email to someone's email. If you were still online for a long time. That's mean you are safe. Never open email if you don't sent email or more than a few hours later. Do not open email.

Big777jet



User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6404 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1351 times:

The returned mail does not contain the sobig.f worm, it means the worm has your e-mail address in its file and is sending mail with your address. Just delete all the notices, your e-maill address book and let people know you will be changing your e-mail address.

You'll have no luck with a virus scan as it is not a virus. It has your address and uses it. The only option is to change. Make it over 11 characters and containing numbers and letters. You'll be OK then.



I am glad I was around to fly before de-regulation.
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Outlook - Getting Rid Of Old Email Addresses posted Sat Feb 7 2009 14:07:35 by N174UA
Palin Email Hacker Indicted By Grand Jury posted Wed Oct 8 2008 08:28:57 by Dougloid
Php Email Script Help. posted Tue Jul 22 2008 13:40:43 by Jamesbuk
Outlook Email Signature Help posted Wed Mar 12 2008 08:13:27 by Andz
Help - Weird Email Unauthorised Sending Problem posted Sat Jan 12 2008 14:29:43 by Jamesbuk
How To Send An Email On Myspace posted Tue Aug 28 2007 19:16:40 by AF773
Moving Email Profile On Thunderbird posted Tue Jun 19 2007 19:46:49 by DesertJets
Longest Email Domain - Get It Now! posted Mon Apr 16 2007 00:44:04 by Bagpiper
Hotmail.com Email Addresses posted Fri Apr 13 2007 15:23:38 by Tom12
Hoax Email Advice posted Fri Mar 23 2007 09:07:03 by Cxsjr