What does this mean?


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Anyone know what this means? I sent an email to a couple of friend and got
this back:

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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:

(e-mail address removed)
(e-mail address removed)

host lookup did not complete: retry timeout exceeded
 
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Woody

it means that those people will now recieve twice as much spam because you
just posted their email addy's on this newsgroup ;-)
 
M

Miss Perspicacia Tick

It was designed for that purpose!! You are learning fast boy!!
 
T

t.cruise

Since both were sent to the same email server, perhaps the server was down, either for
upgrading, or is having problems, or that those people have changed their email addresses
and the one's that you used are no longer valid. Nothing indicates that there's anything
wrong on your end. Try sending an email to someone who has another internet service
provider. It that goes though, then you'll have confirmation that the problem is with the
pop3 mail server at morrisonplc.co.uk, or that those two recipients have cancelled or
changed their email addresses.
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T.C.
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Remove [NoSpam] to reply
 
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Diane Poremsky [MVP]

Probably not... spammers don't scan NNTP message bodies for addresses, only
the from and reply to field (it takes too long to scan bodies and time is
money).

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M

Miss Perspicacia Tick

Miss said:
It was designed for that purpose!! You are learning fast boy!!
I have sent an email to the head of IT at Birkbeck. Hopefully he might ban
you from using the IT lab. Impersonating someone is an offence and could
lose you your account (if you were with a regular ISP) but, hopefully, it
might lose you your lab privileges (OK I can hope!)
 
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Miss Perspicacia Tick

Woody said:
you do realize that you're replying to yourself ? right ?
Erm, no I'm not. Suggest you look at the IP addresses and resolve them. Just
by what I wrote you'd have seen that I couldn't have been! To make it easier
for you I've pulled out the IPs.

His: - 193.61.19.65
Mine: - 84.65.26.195

You can look them up at www.geektools.com.
 
A

Alex Nichol

********* said:
Anyone know what this means? I sent an email to a couple of friend and got
this back:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
--

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:

(e-mail address removed)
(e-mail address removed)

host lookup did not complete: retry timeout exceeded
This sounds as if the mail server at the other end is doing a 'reverse
DNS lookup' to ensure that the mail is coming from an acceptable site -
or not from an unacceptable spam one (one rather heavy handed anit-spam
measure) and the server that you use to send does not support reverse
DNS
 
A

Alex Nichol

Woody said:
you do realize that you're replying to yourself ? right ?
No - she was responding to someone who was impersonating her. And who
copied the headers - but had something added by the ISP
 
G

Greg R

I cant send email to Aol if I have my virus mail scanners turned on.
Avast is the hardest to turn off. (You have to even rename a file)
Avg is a little easier. (I am using that now)

Greg R
 
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N. Miller

Diane Poremsky said:
Probably not... spammers don't scan NNTP message bodies for addresses, only
the from and reply to field (it takes too long to scan bodies and time is
money).
Most spammers don't even scan the "Reply-To:" addresses. Many NNTP servers
aren't configured to provide that in the header overview, so they would have
to scan the whole message to get even that part of it.

Viruses, on the other hand, will scan any part of an infected computer's
HDD. If there is an email address in a message body in the message store on
that HDD, the virus will snag it and use it.
 
M

Miss Perspicacia Tick

Actually, it isn't the IPs that are forged, but the email addresses! Doncha
think?
 
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Miss Perspicacia Tick

It seems the IPs are a waste of time. They can easily be forged like I have
done it here. Microsoft should do something about this before my ID is pinched
and goods ordered using it.
 

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