DavidT Posted February 1, 2004 Share Posted February 1, 2004 Here's the situation: Spammer sends to one of my non-SC addresses (which is at my own domain) that I have forwarded into my SC mailbox. Instead of winding up in my Held Mail, the SC server is actually rejecting the message during the SMTP session with the following error: ... while talking to mx.cesmail.net.: >>> DATA <<< 554 sorry, your envelope sender is in my badmailfrom list (#5.7.1) 554 5.0.0 Service unavailable 451 4.4.1 reply: read error from mx.cesmail.net. This is being sent back to the spammer's bogus address, which is at the "hongkong.com" domain. The "hongkong.com" server bounces the SC rejection transcript to my own "postmaster" address, which then is in turn forwarded back to my SC address (by design...I want all messages sent to my "postmaster" address to be filtered). So, the entire results, including the original spam and the whole path that it's bounced around over get's to my regular SC INBOX and I receive it. Here's my question: Why in the world is the SC mail server doing the bounce-back in the first place? If the orignal message is spam, and the system is functioning properly, there's a strong likelihood that it would simply get absorbed into my Held Mail and then I'd report it. But becase the SC server is doing this "your envelope sender is in my badmailfrom list" 500-level rejection on the message, it's bouncing all around and I actually receive the darn thing....and I'm receiving a number of them every day. Thanks for any clues. Here are the headers from the orignal spam, with the sensitive items XXX'ed out: Return-Path: <dekiwigpvcbdtb[at]hongkong.com> Received: from dial-194.gwy.ncbldw.infoave.net (sdevi19erm[at]dial-194.gwy.ncbldw.infoave.net [184.108.40.206]) by XXXXX.com (8.12.9/8.11.0) with SMTP id i11LHGFJ013849 for <XXXXX[at]XXXXX.com>; Sun, 1 Feb 2004 16:17:26 -0500 Received: from [220.127.116.11] by 3003hosting.comIP with HTTP; Mon, 02 Feb 2004 00:12:22 +0300 From: "Selena Hurst" <dekiwigpvcbdtb[at]hongkong.com> To: XXXXX[at]XXXXX.com Subject: Re: MMUDQ, he began looking Mime-Version: 1.0 X-Mailer: mPOP Web-Mail 2.19 X-Originating-IP: [3003hosting.comIP] Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2004 17:10:23 -0400 Reply-To: "Hurst" <dekiwigpvcbdtb[at]hongkong.com> Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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