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mail Delivery subsytem

by seratan / August 22, 2011 7:44 AM PDT

Recently I have receiving this message for the past week. I don't remember sending e-mails to the web sites. I got about 6 of them stating mail delivery subsytem cannot send because of error. Does anybody out
there could help me on this?

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Incorrect email addresses are the usual cause
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 22, 2011 9:03 AM PDT
In reply to: mail Delivery subsytem

of this problem.
When the email arrives at the other end, at the email addressees ISP, the email server will attempt to find a mailbox identical to the address.
If it finds one, it delivers the email.
However, if it does not find one or there is an error in the address portion of the email, it will stop delivery and send an email to the originator of the email, in this case, you.

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I don'e know any of the sender's
by seratan / August 22, 2011 9:56 AM PDT

These inccorrect adressess I never contacted. This is strange. Is there anyway to stop these messages, They come back up everytime I open new mail.

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That probably means
by Jimmy Greystone / August 22, 2011 10:46 AM PDT

That probably means your email account has been compromised and someone is using it to send out spam. A good start to fixing this is to change the password. It still doesn't stop someone from just putting your address as the reply-to address, but it will potentially stop your ISP from closing down your account for sending out spam.

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