Sarah Posted February 29, 2004 Share Posted February 29, 2004 Hi, sorry if this is long but I'm just totally at the end of my tether with my ISP, UK based Freeserve. I use OE 6 to forward spam emails as attachments to Spamcop free reporting service. I receive about 10 a day and have always forwarded them that way. A couple of weeks ago, the 11 I sent all bounced with the following message and so has every one I've tried to send since: 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: submit.CNq0xxxxxxxxxMSn[at]spam.spamcop.net This message has been rejected because it has an apparently executable attachment "Re_ I didn't feel good last week wks u i iccphvfww.eml" This is a virus prevention measure. If you meant to send this file then please package it up as a zip file and resend it. If you did not send this message originally it is likely that a virus falsely used your address. I asked about this here and Jeff said that it seemed likely that Freeserve are bouncing my emails because they have tagged all .eml extensions as viruses. Well to cut a very long story short, I have been battling with them ever since. This is their latest idea about what the problem is: We are aware that certain anti-spam organisations such as Spamhaus and Spamcop are blacklisting some of our mailservers for outgoing mail due to a very small percentage of our Members using our service to send spam. These lists are used by a number of organisations worldwide to determine who in turn they blacklist. This is the cause of the failure to deliver the email you were trying to send. This issue does not only affect Freeserve, but also many other ISP's. The issue has been forwarded to the Freeserve Mail Operations Team who are working to resolve the problem as a matter of urgency. The details you have kindly provided are necessary to help correctly identify the organisation which is applying the blacklist. I just don't see how that can be the answer. This only happens with emails that have emails as attachments - all others get through. It happens no matter where or to whom I send them, anywhere in the world, to any ISP recipient. I cannot even forward an email as an attachment to myself. I do not have an account with spamcop or any other anti-spam organisation and I definately do not have a virus. I have checked and re-checked the emails themselves for anything that might be attaching to them and there is nothing. Here are the headers of the bounces: Return-Path: <> Received: from mwinf3204.me.freeserve.com (mwinf3204.me.freeserve.com) by mwinb3101 (SMTP Server) with LMTP; Sun, 29 Feb 2004 02:44:18 +0100 X-Sieve: Server Sieve 2.2 Received: from cmailm3.svr.pol.co.uk (cmailm3.svr.pol.co.uk [22.214.171.124]) by mwinf3204.me.freeserve.com (SMTP Server) with ESMTP id 677751800089 for <xxxxxx[at]xxxxxxxxx.fsnet.co.uk>; Sun, 29 Feb 2004 02:44:18 +0100 (CET) Received: from exim by cmailm3.svr.pol.co.uk with local (Exim 4.14) id 1AxG0A-0005CI-93 for xxxxxx[at]xxxxxxxxx.fsnet.co.uk; Sun, 29 Feb 2004 01:44:18 +0000 X-Failed-Recipients: submit.CNqxxxxxxxxKSMSn[at]spam.spamcop.net From: Mail Delivery System <Mailer-Daemon[at]mailcore.pol.net.uk> To: xxxxxx[at]xxxxxxxxx.fsnet.co.uk Subject: Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender Message-Id: <E1AxG0A-0005CI-93.2004-02-29-01-44-18[at]cmailm3.svr.pol.co.uk> Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004 01:44:18 +0000 Envelope-to: xxxxxx[at]xxxxxxxxxxx.fsnet.co.uk Can anyone please tell me what is going on here? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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