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Mail Delivery Rejection Mystery

Q: Mail Delivery Rejection Mystery

The following is the kind of thing that I get repeatedly. Does anyone else have similar experiences? Does it suggest that a hacker has gained access to my computer and is using it to disseminate scads of spam?
From: Mail Delivery Subsystem <[email protected]>
Date: 2004/06/22 Tue PM 12:44:27 EDT
To: <[email protected]>
Subject: Returned mail: see transcript for details

----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
<[email protected]>
(reason: 550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias: [email protected])
<[email protected]>
(reason: 550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias: [email protected])
<[email protected]>
(reason: 550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias: [email protected])
<[email protected]>
(reason: 550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias: [email protected].

----- Transcript of session follows -----
... while talking to ms-mta-03.tampabay.rr.com.:
>>> DATA
<<< 550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias: [email protected]
550 5.1.1 <[email protected]>... User unknown
<<< 550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias: [email protected]
550 5.1.1 <[email protected]>... User unknown
<<< 550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias: [email protected]
550 5.1.1 <[email protected]>... User unknown
<<< 550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias: [email protected]
550 5.1.1 <[email protected]>... User unknown
Reporting-MTA: dns; flmx05.mgw.rr.com
Received-From-MTA: DNS; rly-ip04.mx.aol.com
Arrival-Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 12:44:23 -0400 (EDT)

Final-Recipient: RFC822; [email protected]
Action: failed
Status: 5.1.1
Remote-MTA: DNS; ms-mta-03.tampabay.rr.com
Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias: [email protected].
Last-Attempt-Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 12:44:27 -0400 (EDT)

Final-Recipient: RFC822; [email protected]
Action: failed
Status: 5.1.1
Remote-MTA: DNS; ms-mta-03.tampabay.rr.com
Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias: [email protected]
Last-Attempt-Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 12:44:27 -0400 (EDT)

Final-Recipient: RFC822; [email protected]
Action: failed
Status: 5.1.1
Remote-MTA: DNS; ms-mta-03.tampabay.rr.com
Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias: [email protected].
Last-Attempt-Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 12:44:27 -0400 (EDT)

Final-Recipient: RFC822; [email protected]
Action: failed
Status: 5.1.1
Remote-MTA: DNS; ms-mta-03.tampabay.rr.com
Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias:
[email protected]
Last-Attempt-Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 12:44:27 -0400 (EDT)

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Received: from rly-ip04.mx.aol.com (rly-ip04.mx.aol.com [])
by flmx05.mgw.rr.com (8.12.10/8.12.8) with ESMTP id i5MGiMF9016723;
Tue, 22 Jun 2004 12:44:23 -0400 (EDT)
Received: from smtp-dtc07.proxy.aol.com (smtp-dtc07.proxy.aol.com
[]) by rly-ip04.mx.aol.com (v98.19) with ESMTP id RELAYIN10-
b40d860f022e; Tue, 22 Jun 2004 12:40:16 -0400
Received: from upfkkj.net (AC948EFC.ipt.aol.com [])
by smtp-dtc07.proxy.aol.com (8.12.11/8.12.11) with SMTP id i5MGdOvu004239;
Tue, 22 Jun 2004 16:39:25 GMT
From: [email protected]
To: [email protected]
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 16:34:06 GMT
MIME-Version: 1.0
Subject: Paradies Bundesrepublik - Rente fuer die Welt - #Id:4753#
Importance: Normal
X-Priority: 3 (Normal)
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
X-Scanned-By: MIMEDefang 2.40
X-Apparently-From: [email protected]
X-Virus-Scanned: Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine

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A: Mail Delivery Rejection Mystery

i have seen this a number of times because of a virus - the virus goes through your mail address book - but also all the temp internet files looking for email adresses.

however, recently I have seen this when the PC is completely clean - anyway

1) run a virus scan - if you have your own make sure its upto date with latest virus definitions,

if you have XP or ME turn off restore
you may want to run the scan in safe mode
in XP / ME you will need to switch off restore

also try running in safemode

[meant to add - you can do an omline scan here or you can Run an online scan from here

see here http://forums.techguy.org/t110854.html for other online scanners ]

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I keep getting tons of email From: Mail Delivery System. Subject: Delivery Status Notification. All emails say : This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.

Delivery to the following recipients was aborted after (different values - mins or hours). and followed by an email address that I have no idea who it belongs to. Does this mean my email has been hacked? I ran a comprehensive Norton Security Suite scan but nothing was detected. What do I do?

A:Mail Delivery System - Delivery Status Notification

by the way, my domain is @comcast.net.

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Using Windows 7, Windows Live Mail.When forwarding emails, I get a lot of popups saying the pictures could not be found, do I want to send the message anyway. Is there anything that can be done about this

A:Windows Live Mail Picture Rejection

Maybe you need to adjust your security settings.

The below fix depends on what version of the software you have.


In LiveMail, clear the &#8220;Block images and other external content in HTML email&#8221; checkbox, by doing the following:
Open the software
Click on Tools
Click Options.
Switch to Security tab.
Clear the box that says &#8220;Block images and other external content in HTML email&#8221;
Click OK.

That process may not work, but it's worth a try (also, you may not have a "tools" option in your version)


See if that helps.

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Something strange has been happening. I have been receiving "returned to sender", "Undeliverable Mail", " Returned mail: see transcript for details", "failure notice". Each one of these emails containing some kind of spam. I have read that there is not much you can do, Isn't there a way to track down the original sender or something? I would appreciate some advice thanks. Here is an example from a header of on email --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The original message was received at Mon, 26 Jun 2006 06:17:37 +0200 from atrium.rss.fr [] (may be forged) ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors ----- <[email protected]> (reason: 550 RCPT TO:<[email protected]> User unknown) ----- Transcript of session follows ----- ... while talking to []: >>> DATA <<< 550 RCPT TO:[email protected]> User unknown 550 5.1.1 <[email protected]>... User unknown <<< 503 Need RCPT (recipient) Message/delivery-status Reporting-MTA: dns; pha.atrium.rss.fr Received-From-MTA: dns; atrium.rss.fr Arrival-Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 06:17:37 +0200 Final-Recipient: rfc822; [email protected] Action: failed Status: 5.1.1 Remote-MTA: dns; [] Diagnostic-Code: smtp; 550 RCPT TO:<[email protected]> User unknown Last-Attempt-Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 06:17:43 +0... Read more

A:Mail Delivery Failed Of Mail I Didnt Send!

You might want to scan your computer for viruses.

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My wife's e-mail (Outlook Express on a Win-XP system) is receiving hundreds of "Mail Delivery Failure" messages every day for e-mail she never sent to names that are not in her address book and that she otherwise does not know.  There is nothing related to any of these returned e-mails in her 'Sent' folder.  Most of these e-mails appear to have a .dat file of a couple of hundred bytes or so attached.  Her e-mail address appears to have been spoofed into the 'Return-Path'.
Does this indicate a virus in her system somewhere receiving e-mail addresses from some bot somewhere, sending them from her computer, and somehow avoiding copies to the 'Sent' folder?  Aside from manually deleting the returned e-mails, is there anything that can be done to keep them cleaned out automatically (a filter of some sort?) and to fix whatever is causing this to happen?

A:More than 100 a day "Mail Delivery Failure" messages for mail I never sent?

I'm moving this topic to the Am I Infected forum.  It sounds as though her e-mail address has been compromised and something is sending out spam in her name.  I'd immediately go to a known clean computer and first change any passwords associated with the e-mail accounts.  Second, I'd see if I could get the user name changed.  It's possible that her e-mail address was compromised on the internet itself.  That happened to me when I didn't even HAVE a computer.  Since then, I've learned not to post my e-mail address on the internet anywhere.
Another possibility is that the e-mail address was compromised on someone else's computer.  In other words, someone she communicates with and has her e-mail address saved in their computer has an infection on that computer.
We do need to determine, however, that her computer is infection free.
Orange Blossom

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Is anyone aware of an email virus as follows:

I receive about 20 email per day with the following subject

Mail Delivery (failure [email protected])



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I am running Exchange 2000. I keep getting messages back with the message:

"This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.
Delivery to the following recipient has been delayed"

Thsi is followed sometime later with a message that says:

"Your message did not reach some or all the intended recipients.
Could not deliver the message in the time limit specified."

This happens to all AOL & various misc. addresses. Most all other delivery goes thru as normal.

Any ideas? Thanks.

A:Mail non-delivery

The problem is either with your ISP or AOL. Contact your ISP and see what they say. The problem is not with your setup.

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I searched the archives and didn't see a problem exactly like mine. I am able to use Outlook as an e mail tool on a daily basis. However, whenever I don't originate the e mail (i.e. when I hit a button that says "Contact Us" at a web site)Outlook Express pops up, with the "To" address already filled in, and I type a letter. Then, when I hit "Send" an error always occurs. I now have 10 unsent letters, dating back a year! Why won't they send? I use Outlook, not Outlook Express for my day to day e mail needs, have I set the wrong paratmeters?

I can send a message if I write down the name of the recipient, close the page, open my own Outlook, then type in the name of the recipient; but I can't just reply directly from the site! Very frustrating. HELP!

Thanks, Allan
ps. if you don't mind sending your reply directly to [email protected] I would appreciate it. Thanks again!

A:Mail non delivery


You might have chosen Outlook Express and NOT Microsoft Outlook as the Email client to be used as Internet Email program to be used in Internet Explorer.
You may try the following and see if it would fix your problem:-
1. Open IE browser
2. Click "Tools" from the menu bar
3. Click "Internet Options..." from the drop down list.
4. Click the tab "Programs" in the "Internet Options dialog box
5.In the "Internet Programs" locate Outlook Express in the box of "Email".
6. Click the down arrow of Email and click on "Microsoft Outlook"
7.Click "OK" at the bottom of the dialog box.
Hope this helps.

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Can anyone help me understand a possible reason as to why we get the message below? We have Exchange 5.5, WinNT 4 on Server. Locals have Win98SE, Off2000 Pro.
----- Original Message -----
From: “Mail Delivery Subsystem”
<[email protected]>
To: <[email protected]>
Sent: Friday, May 17, 2002 2:35 AM
Subject: Warning: could not send message for past 4 hours


The original message was received at Thu, 16 May 2002 01:54:09 -0400 (EDT)
from dhcp1665081.indy.rr.com []

----- The following addresses had transient non-fatal errors -----
<[email protected]>

----- Transcript of session follows -----
<[email protected]>... Deferred: Connection timed out with mail.xxx.org.
Warning: message still undelivered after 4 hours
Will keep trying until message is 3 days old


A:Mail Delivery Subsystem

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Hi,I am getting returned email that I didn't send. We don't get as many as we did but we still get them ever few days.It is always email address's of people we don't know and sometimes it is in spanish. Some times there will be an attachment that is spam.I run:Microsoft DefenderSpybotAdawareNorton Internet Security Spyware Addition 2005I just ran StingerBelow is a sample:This is the Postfix program at host mxo6.broadbandsupport.net.I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could notbe delivered to one or more recipients. It's attached below.For further assistance, please send mail to <postmaster>If you do so, please include this problem report. You candelete your own text from the attached returned message.The Postfix program<[email protected]>: host mx.terra.com.br[] said: 550 User unknown (in reply to RCPT TO command)<[email protected]>: host mx.globo.com[] said: 550 RCPT TO:<[email protected]> User unknown (in reply to RCPT TO command)<[email protected]>: host mx.globo.com[] said: 550 RCPT TO:<[email protected]> User unknown (in reply to RCPT TO command)<[email protected]>: host mx.ig.com.br[] said: 554 Usu?rio Inv?lido ou Inexistente. Sorry, no mailbox here by that name. (#5.2.1) <[email protected]> (in reply to RCPT TO command)<[email protected]>: host mx.ig.com.br[] said: 554 Usu?rio Inv?lido ou Inexistente. Sorry, no mailbox he... Read more

A:Mail Delivery Subsystem

Run a virus scan.The programs you listed seem to be for spyware & adware.Here are 2 to choose from if you don't already have one--Avast-http://www.filehippo.com/download_avast_antivirus/AVG--http://www.filehippo.com/download_avg_antivirus/

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Recently I have been receiving "Mail delivery system" messages, over 100 of them. for the most part they say (Delivery to the following recipients was aborted after 1 second)
It looks to me like someone is using my e-mail address to send thousands of e-mails and I am receiving messages from the ones that can't be delivered. It's nothing that I am doing.

Does anyone know what this could be? What is the possible harm to me? How can I stop it?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

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I have begun recieving "message delivery failure or delay?
I want to use Google Mail but when I get one of these messages it shows my address as,
[email protected] mail?
How do I remove windows mail from my computer and will this fix my problem?
Thank you for your help in advance;
[email protected]

A:mail delivery failure

Sounds like it may be a virus. Run a virus scan. Or most likely, it may be that someone is using your address to send out spam. If you get many messages, that is most certainly the case.

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All of a sudden I received 47 emails that said, "This message was created automatically by the mail system (ecelerity)"

This is telling me that my email system is generating and sending emails, How do I stop this?????

A:Mail Delivery Failure

what mail service are you using?

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I use Windows Mail after installing Vista Home Premium which seems to replace Outlook Express which I use before the upgrade.
I have sent e-mails successfully to my usual contacts but one in particular has not received any of my sendings. I found out only by asking them and I got the answer that none had been received. I asked them to check their 'junk mail' settings and send me a message. This was received by me and I replied. Again the message disappeared.
I am now thinking other 'contacts' may not have received my recent mailing but who they are I cannot tell. I don't feel like sending a 'test' message to all but will have to if there is no other solution.
I do not get the usual delivery failure message although when I deliberately sent a test message to an incorrectly spelt address I was duely advised of the failure to deliver.

Any ideas please.

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Hello all and thanks for looking in,

Does anyone know what might cause slow delivery of e-mail. I have one user who when he sends e-mails it shows that it seems to be sent properly, ie. from his outbox to his sent folder, but the recipient has to do a manual check of the mail server, the auto check feature won't detect the e-mail. The strange part to me at least is that only this one user's e-mail behaves like this. Is there a setting somewhere that I should check? We are using Outlook '97 on Novell network. The problem client is a W2K Pro workstation.


A:Slow e-mail delivery

Where does Outlook connect to get its mail? What kind of server? Is it an internal server or does it go out to the internet?

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I am using windows xp and AOL 9.0 optimized. When I hit the send button and after spell-check, it takes approx 2 minutes for the e-mail to be sent. It appears to be frozen as half of the spell check box is still visable. I have tried numerous fix suggestions from aol, but the problem still occurs. Can someone please help as this is very frustrating. Thanks

A:very slow e-mail delivery

are you on a dialup ? and can you please tell us the OS and any software change before this problem and when was the last time that work ok ?

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getting 550 error....unknown address . delivery status notification.failure.can,t send email to site.concerned?

A:mail delivery problem

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When MS Outlook retrieves the email from the server on my home ISP, I get an error message. I have a Dell laptop, PIII with Windows 2000 Professional. I use MS Outlook for my email. I have popa dellpro. com for an internet connection when I am on the road and then a local ISP when I am at home. How can I stop this error message from occuring.

A:mail delivery error

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First time post, so i apologize if im doing anything wrong. yesterday i began receiving suspicious emails from aol mail delivery subsystems entitled mail returned, see trnascripts for details. whatever is causing this has sent spam to all the contacts associated with my email account. I was thinking its a virus or trojans so i ran housecall and avast with no harmful results. phishing? I would like to say thank you in advance and I appreciate all the help. I ran hijackthis, GMER, and DDS. im using a dell xps m1210, windows xp. I have the resutls from GMER, and can post but it exceeded post size, so if you need it let me know. Thanks.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:57:08 PM, on 7/23/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Suppor... Read more

A:aol mail delivery subsystems

so no one has responded yet...

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I receivied the following response to an e-mail that I sent.

Technical details of permanent failure:
PERM_FAILURE: SMTP Error (state 13): 554 5.7.1 Service unavailable; Client host [] blocked using multihop.dsbl.org; http://dsbl.org/listing?

What would cause this type of response? Any direction would be helpful.


A:E-mail delivery failure

Your mail server must be on a list that blocks email from your ISP.
DSBL is the Distributed Sender Blackhole List

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hello all,

i am getting email messages for failed delivery and returned to sender for emails that i did not send....such as this one...
is it some kinda weird spam or to i have a bug


Return-Path: <>
Received: from platinum.btinternet.com ([])
by fep04-mail.bloor.is.net.cable.rogers.com
(InterMail vM. 201-253-122-126-112-20020820) with ESMTP
id <20040211125811.BAYJ254102.fep04-mail.bloor.is.net.cable.rogers.co[email protected]>
Wed, 11 Feb 2004 07:58:11 -0500
Received: from mail by platinum.btinternet.com with local (Exim 3.22 #23)
id 1AqtwW-0001GK-00
for [email protected]; Wed, 11 Feb 2004 12:58:16 +0000
X-Failed-Recipients: [email protected]
From: Mail Delivery System <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]
Subject: Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender
Message-Id: <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 12:58:16 +0000
Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender
This message was created automatically by mail delivery software (Exim).

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:

[email protected]
Sorry, this email address can not receive any more email as the mailbox is full:
retry timeout exceeded

------ This is a copy of the message, including all t... Read more

A:failed mail delivery with OE 6

Nothing you can do.

If you are sure your system is clean, up to date with antivirus definitions etc.

Its likely to be someones PC that has your email address in the address book, and they are infected with a virus or spamware that selects an address at random (yours in this case) and spoofs the outgoing emails to all the other addresses to look like you sent it.

These viruses/spamware use their own email program, not the one installed on the PC so the owner never sees the email going out or on their system.

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Hi Everybody, For the last few days if I send an e-mail with an attachment it gets bounced back with message " Mail delivery failed-returned to sender.eml" this is a virus prevention measure" . I have been to Tools/ Options/Security and the box saying "do not allow attachments etc" is unticked. The only changes I have made recently is to install the Microsoft Security Update CD and then downloaded two Updates from the M/S site so I guess that this has caused the problem. Incidentally anyone sending me an attachment also gets the Mail delivery failed message. Hope someone can help me with this!! Ted.

A:Mail delivery failed

It sounds like the reciever has those settings in effect or thier smtp server isn't accepting it.

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Almost every day I get several of these in my junk mail folder.... The Mail Delivery System - Delivery Status Notification. Every one of these that I get show that an email couldn't be delivered to an address I've never heard of and have never tried to send a message to...what can I do about this?

I've been afraid to even open them up because I heard awhile back of a virus that had been sent in one of these messages.

Can someone shed some light on this for me?

A:Solved: Mail Delivery System

Hi Barb,

It is most likely that spammers have your e-mail address. They are not only sending you spam but are also forging your address as the sender for some of the spam they send to others. If the server for one of those spammed addresses can not deliver the message for any reason, it sends the rejection notice to the given sender.

There is not much you can do to stop the spammers from doing this. There is not much you can do to stop the spammed servers from sending you the rejection notices for messages you did not actually send. There is not much you can do to block receiving the rejection notices without also risking missing valid rejection notices for e-mail that you may send.

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I suspect I have been infected by some tracking bug.
I started receiving messages like the following every day in my G-Mail this week:

Delivery to the following recipients is still underway after 9.7 hour(s):

* [email protected]

Will keep trying and contact you if the message can't be delivered permanently.

The same thing happened a three or four months ago and some kind soul on this forum (at least I think it was this one) helped me to take care of it. It's back and I cannot recall the procedure we used to fix it.

Scans with Spybot, Malware Bytes, and Avira turned up nothing.

Here is the HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:15:54 AM, on 5/8/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18904)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\backWeb-8876480.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Gadwin Systems\PrintScreen\PrintScreen.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Logitech\QuickCam10\QuickCam10.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Logitech\ImageStudio\LogiTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\logishrd\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Conceiva\DownloadStudio\DownloadStudioScheduleMonitor.exe
C:\Progra... Read more

A:random e-mail delivery failure

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I keep getting several Mail Delivery Failures from a mail system called "Ecelerity". Problem is, I haven't sent out any emails to the addresses on the failure message. I don't even know who the recepients are. Just curious if anyone else has experienced this issue? Any help in getting rid of this issue would be greatly appreciated!



A:Mail System Delivery Question

barney2 said:

I don't even know who the recepients are.Click to expand...

your mail account is compromised, i think.

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Hello, I am having problems... please help.

I have a Windows 2000 server and it is running IIS. When trying to send mail through a web site located on the computer running IIS, the mail does not make it and ends up in the queue directory. It only happens when trying to send mail to my own domain. Both the IIS computer and the server that has Exchange/DNS are located on site at my location. .

If I manually format a message in notepad and drop it in the pickup directory, it will be delivered to off site domains (yahoo,bigfoot, etc,.). If I format it to send to my domain, it stays in the queue. Event Viewer gives the following:

Event ID: 4000

Message delivery to the remote domain 'mydomain.com' failed for the following reason:
The remote server did not respond to a connection attempt.

Would I need to change something on the server that runs Exchange or DNS?

Any suggestions would be appreciated...

Thank you for your help.

A:Solved: SMTP Mail Delivery

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Hey Guys,
Is there any main reason that mail would not be delivered promptly? I've been trying to send pictures to an e-mail address at work. Sometimes (most of the time) the message isn't delivered for days. I have a cable modem, the mail goes out very quickly. I reduced the pictures to 640 x 480 to make the files smaller and viewing easier. I usually send no more than 5 - 6 pics at a time. I'm attaching the pics as file attachments.

Thanks, Brian

A:Solved: E-Mail Delayed Delivery

Oftentimes large companies will not allow large emails (over x amount of memory) to go through, but instead will review those large emails and allow the ones they think are relevant to go through [sometimes many days] later. This prevents clogging up their email server, but oftentimes prevents employees from receiving important emails with large documents and/or images. The review of the heavy memory emails that are not allowed should be reviewed at least daily if not hourly (in my opinion), but I've known some large companies not to be very efficient doing the review. Also, the people making the decisions on what emails are important are poor choices to make such decisions. An example would be: customer sends sales department pictures (images) of something he needs an immediate response on. Sales department gets it days later...or never receives it if the IT staff thinks the images are not business related.

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We have MS Exchange 2000 at work. On occasions some of the emails are late being delivered. Usually between our offices they are instant but on occasions they can take several hours to be delivered. Also external emails can be late too. As this is an interminient problem I am not sure where to look to rectify it. can anyone help please. Thankyou.

A:MS Exchange - Late mail delivery

You need to set your mail connector to use the least cost route. If it's being forwarded th your ISP that may take 20 hops before it actually gets there. I have mine going directly to uunet, but occaisionally it will still be delayed.

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I've seen a lot of folks have had this problem (posting on the internet that is), but I can't seem to find an answer.

In short, I have one computer/user who's Outlook emails are being delivered delayed from the time they are sent (sometimes 20 minutes, sometimes hours) - while other mail comes through with no problems almost immediately.

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Outlook 2000

I can't get my e-mail all of a sudden, I keep getting this message:

unable to connect to the server. (Account: 'POP',smtp server: smtp,Error number 0x800ccc0e)

unable to connect to the server. (Account: 'POP',POP3 server: POP,Error number 0x800ccc0e)
I never changed any thing, my ISP does not support Outlook (only express) so they don't help much. They tried a few things but it won't work, My outlook express can receive/send so I don't know where ther problem is?
the last few e-mails I received were from the "[email protected]" but my anti virus stopped them (norton) I tried disabling my AV and firewall but no help. I ran the MS-Office repair option also.


A:Mail delivery error Outlook 2000

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Hello, it looks like I've been hijacked by here4search. Also, I keep getting about 5 emails every minute from the Mail Delivery System saying that I've sent out an email carrying a virus...however I am not sending any emails! Here is my log from hijackthis:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 9:17:21 PM, on 4/12/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp3\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\CtNotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\NOMAD Jukebox 3\PlayCenter2\CTNMRUN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton An... Read more

A:Help! here4search and mail delivery system emails

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I don't know if I should post here. It is email spam issue. If I need to be redirected please let me know.

I posted to our mail server techs this issue and those folks did not respond. I don't know what I have and I don't know how to fix this. It is one worker who gets dozens of these warning messages several times a day and out of all that incoming email only a few are real.

What I have attached are a few footprints showing the inbox, a sample of the email. I could go into Cpanel and do a filter but I don't know what to apply. Let me know if you folks have any suggestions on this issue. All that I can do until I have a definitive answer is to purge delete.


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Hi, when I send an email to an internal distribution groups, it looks like everyone in the distribution list get the bounce back email and not just the sender.
This is particularly for the following error:
550 5.7.1 Client does not have permissions to send as this sender.
Any ideas where i can change how or who is receiving the mail delivery emails. Ideally should just be the sender not everyone.

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Over the past few weeks I've been getting numerous emails with the subject "Mail Delivery Failure".  They are addressed to people I have no idea who they are.  They seem to come every few days. 
I've run antivurus software and malware, but the problem still persists.  Also, I've accessed my email from two different computers so I'm not sure where the origin of the problem is but I have an idea I know which one it is.  One of the PC's had numerous viruses that were clened up so I suspect it's from that one.  However, that 'cleaned' PC has been turned off for a few days so can it be spawning this email issue? 
What would you suggest to resolve this?

A:Email Issue - Mail Delivery Failure

Your account has been hacked, one of your friends, businesses you've dealt with, etc has been hacked.  Once a hacker gets a valid e-mail, they have the ability to spoof the header, and although not actually sent from your account, makes the addressee think there are.  The "Mail Delivery Failure" simply means the e-mail they sent it to isn't valid any more, or that they've blacklisted your e-mail, or their ISP has blacklisted your e-mail.  In other posts, I've explained how I handle my e-mails.  I'll find it, and post it here.
Have a great day.

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I am getting this email (title shows the subject of the email) back whenever I send an email to a gmail recipient. I do not have a gmail address I am sending from. The following info is included in the email.

SMTP error from remote mail server after end of data:
host gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com []:
550-5.7.1 [ 1] Our system has detected an unusual rate of
550-5.7.1 unsolicited mail originating from your IP address. To protect our
550-5.7.1 users from spam, mail sent from your IP address has been blocked.

This started about two weeks ago. I had no problems sending to gmail emails before this. All my other emails go out fine. I tried to access gmail and find out what the problem was, but cannot figure it out. I would appreciate your feedback.

A:Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender

Hi Sustainable1, and welcome to TSG.

By any chance is your email being hosted by Lunarpages? The address in your post resolves to honey.lunarbreeze.com which I believe is operated by Lunarpages.

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I am trying to determine if you can have mail delivered to a PST folder but have Calendar requests updated to the Exchange server calendar folder. I have an end-user who would like to maintain the setup where the mail goes to his PST file, but when he accepts appointments and etc. they should show up on the Exchange server Calendar so others can see his availability for meeting requests. Is this possible? In the past, I have advised users to have mail delivered to server and then move mail items to PSTs with rules or archiving to management storage.

A:MS Outlook 2007 - Using PST for mail delivery/Calendar Issues

That will work. The exchange server still gets updated it's just that all his mail/contacts/calendar will be saved to his local PST file instead of the server. However OWA will be blank for that user and he risks losing all his Outlook data is something happens to that PST file. I really don't see why he needs it that way.

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I have a strange problem that happened today. I have a mail server running Microsoft Exchange 5.5 with SP3 on NT 4.0. Also, on the same machine I run Internet Information Server 3.

The problem is to do with the fact that some of the messages that I sent to a email distribution list on November were received by all people except from one member mail account which received them Today (December).

Also, I noticed that this specific email account, received messages and from people outside company. Some messages are from 8/11/2000, 30/11/2000, 29/10/2000 but he received them TODAY!

I noticed for example that on 30/11/2000 the mail account received some messages but not all. The rest were received today, suddendly.

Is this problem to do with my ISP which keeps backups of our email server?

Is it to do with my email server?

Is it to do with the client PC?

Actually, when I sent an email message, what happens? If it is inbound I think it must be delivered immediately.

I have to admit that I rebooted the mail server sometimes in the past? Could this cause the problem?

The funny think is that the other members in the distribution list received the email messages except that specific email account which is also a member of the distribution list.

Is it to do with directory synchronization?

When I installed the Exchange 5.5., I used the default settings.

If you have any idea please reply...

A:{Advice Offered} - Exchange late mail delivery


Check that user's PC, to make sure his/her BIOS is not one month behind. Exchange has been told to deliver the message on Nov 12, and if his PC only shows Nov 12 on Dec 12, then he will get the message a month late.


Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Website: www.xperts.co.za/multiboot

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...

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Everyday, I get multiple email from "Mail Delivery System", created by automatic mail delievery sofwre know as Exim. They indicate a message I sent could not be delivered, permanent error, following addresses failed, bla bla bla.

I never sent any of these messages to any of the alledged recipients. Please help me to stop this annoyance.

Thank you, Jaggedrock

A:Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender

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I don't know if anyone has the same issue, but I have been receiving emails with Mail Sub Delivery System or similar in the heading. They also have attachments with them (.PIF files or a email letter with Happy humor Allhallowmas or just Allhowamas, which are viruses) and the email address I seem to *Have sent it to* is some screwed up address from Yahoo or some other unknown provider. Now I seem to get at least 20 of these emails. Anyone that get theses, just delete them and check to see if you have any viruses or worms that could cause them. Since I have Earthlink, their support team said to send the emails to the abuse department (or to whichever ISP you have).

Having said that, does anyone know what is causing it and how to stop them?

A:Beware of emails that has *been returned* to you (Mail Sub Delivery System)

think it's just the fall out from the swen and other viruses - they get bounced, it goes to the 'return' email - which is spoofed, that person bounces them etc etc

i've been cleaning out my yahoo box 2-3 times a day from those emails, been a week or more so far (glad i don't use it for real emailing )

probably just take some time for the [email protected] things to run their course

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Hi, I get thousands of these emails, Ok hundreds... Am I sending spam? I don't think so. Are these spam attacks? Are they hurting me? what can I do? I have replaced my domain name with xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx in this post.

thanks, Frank
The subject line is: Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender.
The content is: 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:

[email protected]
No Such User Here

------ This is a copy of the message, including all the headers. ------

Return-path: <[email protected]>
Received: from [] (port=62051 helo=alrov.co.il)
by host.gnservers.com with smtp (Exim 4.69)
(envelope-from <[email protected]>)
id 1L6zZf-0006XS-RG
for [email protected]; Sun, 30 Nov 2008 22:35:52 -0500
To: <[email protected]>
From: <[email protected]>
MIME-Version: 1.0
Importance: High
Content-Type: text/html
X-GNServers-MailScanner-Information: Please contact the ISP for more information
X-GNServers-MailScanner-ID: 1L6zZf-0006XS-RG
X-GNServers-MailScanner: Found to be clean
X-GNServers-MailScanner-SpamCheck: spam, SBL+XBL
X-GNServers-MailScanner-SpamScore: ssssssssssssssssssss
X-GNServers-MailScanner-From: [email protected]
Subject: {Definitely Spam?} take every cutie easily

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A:Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender

i suspect you have a virus / spyware - when I have seen this before - basically it looks throughout your PC at all tempory internet files and uses those emails to send to

do you have a virus scanner which is up to date
if not you can use an oline version
www.avast.com - free scanner for non commercial use

also download and run

spybot http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-amp-Destroy/3000-8022_4-10122137.html?cdlPid=10861988
ad-aware http://www.lavasoft.com/

all above are free

then you may need to load a hjt log and move to malware forum

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I recently downloaded Windows Mail so I could set my email up for a content site that I moderate. That went smoothly, I can send/receive mail fine. I was wondering if it was possible and how I could change the location of the incoming mail. I want it to go into the inbox located under the "Local Folders" section instead of the "Name of Server" section. Is this possible, and how can I do this?


A:Changing Email Delivery Location in Windows Mail

You can't download Windows Mail.
Possibly you mean Windows Live Mail?

Sounds like you setup an IMAP account?
Probably no choice for that type of account. The emails go
where they go.

You need to set it up as a POP3 account and then the emails
should appear in the Inbox.

If you are using multiple devices to access your email, it is a
better idea to use IMAP.

If you set it up for POP3 then your devices can't stay in sync.
If you're using POP3 and don't leave a copy of each email on
the server then once you check your email via your smartphone,
those new emails won't show up on your desktop. In short,
if you're using a more than one device to check your email then
it's very good idea to use IMAP rather than POP3. If you are
only using one computer to access email, POP3 is great.

Setup an email account in Windows Live Mail (POP3 or IMAP):

I don't use WLM, so if you need answers to detailed questions,
hopefully someone else can provide them.

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I am in dire need of a solution wherein I want outlook to shoot an automatic email based on date from calendar or excel. Basically I have some users assigned some privileges which are assigned for a specific period. I need the mail to go out to them may be a day or two prior to the target date.

I came across this thread:

I copied the code the in outlook VBA editor (i already have one script there and since being new to this i do not know if two scripts would be ok to have in there.... ...ScreenShot attached). However just to try when i ran the rule it gave me an error (screenshot attached).

I can't reply to the same thread since that is closed.

can you please help in this regards...


A:Solved: automatic mail delivery based on date/time

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I am using Microsoft XP w/Outlook for email. Following is an example of the type of error messages I'm receiving by the hundreds every day, and I didn't send to these addresses:

The sender in this case is [email protected]
Hi. This is the qmail-send program at emporiki-asset.gr.
I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.

<[email protected]>:
user does not exist, but will deliver to /var/vpopmail/domains/emporiki-asset.gr/srahoutis/
can not open new email file errno=2 file=/var/vpopmail/domains/emporiki-asset.gr/srahoutis/.maildir/tmp/1180520310.12517.mail,S=22642
system error
I'm not going to try again; this message has been in the queue too long.

I have run Norton 360 and it doesn't detect a virus.
What is this and how do I stop it for good???

A:Hundreds of mail delivery error messages and I didn't send the emails

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I'm experiencing email issues that I can't seemed to fix. I am using MS Outlook and my machine is pulling literally 1000's of bogus email messages. The title of the messages are mostly MAILER-DAEMON, Postmaster & Mail Delivery System messages. I have run a current AV scan but no viruses were found. Please help if possible. Thanks!!!

A:MAILER-DAEMON, Postmaster & Mail Delivery System Message Problems!

It sounds like a spammer has spoofed your e-mail address as the "from" causing you to receive all notifications of undeliverable mail. If your ISP has webmail you might want to set up a filter to delete them before you download them. Or change your e-mail address.

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Dear Friends,
I am getting atleast 50 delivery failed messages daily in my yahoo account.The recipient remains same but the attatchment name changes.I have attatched a file to describe the contents.
Request Help. Regards, Shrikant

A:Solved: Receiving Bulk Mail in Yahoo with subject Delivery Failed

hi there, ignore these messages, don't open them just kepp deleting them until they stop!

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Occasionally but not always, when a friend of mine is emailing someone other than myself, I will receive the message he has sent to the other person. It shows up in my InBox appropriately address to me but the message is the one for the intended recipient. When this happens both myself and the intended recipient receive the same message. He insists that he has not included my address in the TO:, CC: or BCC address windows. We are both subscribed to AT&T Yahoo DSL and both of us use Yahoo’s mail server running under Windows XP and Internet Explorer. Have you ever heard of such a thing? Someone help me find an answer to this mystery mail dilemma.

A:Mystery Mail

It's not possible for a message addressed to one recipient to be sent to another. E-mail isn't like the post office.

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