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Email bouncing with phony names

I use Outlook Express.
I have a personal website.
My computer is compaq about a year old running XP

A few weeks ago I started getting numerous returned emails from various mailer daemons. Often a dozen or more per day.
It is mail I never sent.

It has bogus names and addresses, for example
It is said to be from "Suzy" at or it could be "Heather" at

There are no such persons, and I have never created email aliases like that. The only email addresses I have created are pretty straightforward:, info@ etc etc.

What's going on?


I have never created an alias like that

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It's a spammer's tactic.

In reply to: Email bouncing with phony names

To get around email filters, spammers 'bounce' email off of servers that send delivery failure messages.

Nothing busted here. Just a spammer's tricks.


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Thanks Bob
So basically, just ignore it, except for the minute or two hassle of deleting those bounced emails?

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Yup. For me I installed more rules on my spam filter.

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