[SpamCop-List] Re: Why am I getting these?
nobody at spamcop.net
Sun Feb 8 07:25:21 EST 2004
> spam posted in .spam
> My email address is *****@cox.net and my IP starts with 68.
> I haven't a clue why I've been getting these bounce messages.
> My email address isn't in the return address or anywhere in the header
> and my IP or my ISP's IP isn't anywhere in the header. Yet the spam
> bounces are coming to me seemingly from the mail server rejecting the spam.
> The IP recorded from my ISP's mail server and the mail server "bouncing"
> the spam is indeed from myexcel.com so I guess they are legitimate
> bounces but I haven't a clue why they are being returned to me as my
> email address or even one that is close to being mine isn't anywhere in
> the header of the included bounce in either the from or reply to.
> I had gotten some earlier today also from a different mail server and it
> was the same deal, seemed to be a bounce from a legitimate mail server
> but my email address wasn't to be found in the included "original" message.
They may have been sent as a BCC. Most mail clients appear to strip off
the BCC when they get the mail. My mail Server - Mercury also does the this.
It maybe that the bouncing server is copying the bounce message to all
the addresses ie the from and BCC addresses.
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