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Old 14 Dec 2005, 07:18 PM   #1
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Strange Emails

I received two odd emails today; obviously some spam, or perhaps a virus carrier, I thought, where the mail server has removed an attachment. But they're plain text and don't have attachments. Why would they have been sent out? The messages are like these:

Return-Path: <[email protected]>
Received: from mx1.internal (mx1.internal [])
by (Cyrus v2.3-alpha) with LMTPA;
Wed, 14 Dec 2005 05:45:00 -0500
X-Sieve: CMU Sieve 2.3
X-Spam-score: 3.4
X-Resolved-to: [xxx]
X-Delivered-to: [email protected]
X-Mail-from: [email protected]
Received: from ( [------])
by (Postfix) with SMTP id 14F62E67819
for <[email protected]>; Wed, 14 Dec 2005 05:44:58 -0500 (EST)
Received: from unknown (HELO anger) (------)
by with SMTP; Wed, 14 Dec 2005 11:44:57 +0100
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Message-Id: <>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
To: [email protected]
From: ------ <[email protected]>
Subject: happening
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 05:44:58 -0500 (EST)

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Old 15 Dec 2005, 12:22 AM   #2
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I'm also getting these unwanted emails in one of may Fastmail accounts. In my case, the user name of the recepient is the same as your example, but the domain name is, of course, my own domain. These have been delivered straight to my inbox -- not picked up by the Fastmail anti-spam system.
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Old 15 Dec 2005, 02:07 AM   #3
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Old 15 Dec 2005, 04:56 AM   #4
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[Moderator:] I have disguised all email addresses, personal names, possible personal domains and possible personal IP #'s (as they quite often belong to an innocent person). Please be sure to edit out these things before posting. Thank You.
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Old 15 Dec 2005, 11:42 AM   #5
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These could be random messages from a spammer looking for an address which doesn't generate an email server bounce at your domain. They can send anything they want, and a random search will eventually turn up a few addresses which don't bounce as unknown users.

Or they could be looking for anyone who sends a reply. Then they also know they have found a working address.
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