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Discussion in 'Help Desk' started by ckh, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. ckh

    ckh New Email

    Sep 24, 2014
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    I repeatedly receive emails like the one below:

    I will receive many of these throughout the day and would like to know what it is and how to stop receiving them.

    From : Mail Delivery System postmaster@mediacombb.net
    Subject : Delivery status notification
    To: lcholum@mchsi.com Wed, Sep 24, 2014 09:53 AM
    [​IMG] 1 attachment
    This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.

    Delivery to the following recipients failed permanently:

    * vlattaltos@gmx.de

    [​IMG] Unknown <text/rfc822-headers>
    681 b ViewDownload

  2. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

    Aug 12, 2008
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    A lot of unexpected bounce messages is typically a sign that either:

    1) your email account has been compromised

    2) a spammer is using your email address on their spams so you get the bounces.

    The fix for #1 is to change your password, verify your account information, and enable two factor authenticaton if your service supports it.

    There isn't really a fix for #2. It's called a joe job.

    If there is consistent information in the bounce emails it might also be possible for you to create a mail filter that sends the emails to your trash folder so they don't clutter your inbox.

    :welcome: to Email Questions!

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