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  1. #1
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    I am getting the following email in my inbox:
    (My question is at the bottom)
    The original message was received at Sat, 26 Jul 2003 00:28:38 -0400 (EDT)
    from [61.171.206.102]


    *** ATTENTION ***

    Your e-mail is being returned to you because there was a problem with its
    delivery. The address which was undeliverable is listed in the section
    labeled: "----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----".

    The reason your mail is being returned to you is listed in the section
    labeled: "----- Transcript of Session Follows -----".

    The line beginning with "<<<" describes the specific reason your e-mail could
    not be delivered. The next line contains a second error message which is a
    general translation for other e-mail servers.

    Please direct further questions regarding this message to your e-mail
    administrator.

    --AOL Postmaster



    ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
    <plm0760@aol.com>

    ----- Transcript of session follows -----
    ... while talking to air-xh04.mail.aol.com.:
    >>> RCPT To:<plm0760@aol.com>
    <<< 550 MAILBOX NOT FOUND
    550 <plm0760@aol.com>... User unknown



    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    Received: from xxx.com ([61.171.206.102]) by rly-xh01.mx.aol.com (v95.1) with ESMTP id MAILRELAYINXH19-4873f2203715d; Sat, 26 Jul 2003 00:28:36 -0400
    Message-ID: <08f201c35345$84c61a10$73e8c684@seimsou>
    Reply-To: bill@.com
    From: bill@.com
    To: "Kara Russell" <plm0760@aol.com>
    Subject: qnyowi tfeowygfg Wouldn't you rather know the reputation of the people you hire?
    Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2003 03:14:14 -0400
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
    boundary="----=_NextPart_792_B9B3_EB9E0137.837D764F"
    X-Priority: 3
    X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
    X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 5.50.4133.2400
    X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V5.50.4133.2400
    X-AOL-IP: 61.171.206.102

    (I have edited out my domain and email)

    Am I being used to spam people and if so..what can I do about it?
    Thanks

    Bill
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    To pretend to know when you do not know is a disease.
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    Yes, your email address is being used to send spam. It happens to me occasionally. It's more distressing when the message is returned because a virus was detected by the recipient's email server.

    Don't know what can be done. As long as there are email providers that cater to bottom feeders it will continue.

    Wayne

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    Yup, same thing here, my e-mail is sometimes used to send Spam. I double-check my comp with updated anti-virus software everytime I get such an e-mail back, but nothing ... sucks!



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    Same here my email's being used to spam. Hate that!

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    I must be getting my 600 everyday. Now, I'm obliged to remove my email from my web sites and I've more than 100.
    I'm obliged to mailwash my mail and much more.
    I don't answer customers because it looks like spam.
    I don't get important emails because they are tagged like spam.
    I don't send anymore newsletters because I'm afraid someone will report me as a spammer.

    So, when I'm reading "Put Your Email Marketing Skills to Work" or "Aware that email marketing is a growing sector of online marketing, Commission Junction has responded with the introduction of an email link type"

    It makes me wonder with who I'm working. And NO I can't get used to spam.

    It's not the big that eat the small... it's the fast that eat the slow. Jennings & Haughton

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    Zeus -same here I have stopped sending my newsletter that I'm afried someone is going to try to report it as spam. All I focus now is online marketing. no email.

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    Yep, Jason, Spam is a disease. It was spread beyond the limit and I'm not sure there's something to do anymore. Mike's idea to make the sender pay for each email (above a certain number) is not bad at all.
    I really think email marketing is dead. I'm a big spender and I know I will never buy anymore from an email. 1- because it got deleted before I can even see it, 2-because I'm not going to spread the disease and promote spammers.

    It's not the big that eat the small... it's the fast that eat the slow. Jennings & Haughton

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    I have been getting a rash of those bounced emails also. But I thought maybe it was just a new way to send spam. They know you don't look at the spam but you will look at the bounced email thinking it is yours. So you look at it and say oh yeah I just gotta go buy this stuff from a spammer. NOT!

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    These spammers have imagination. The worse is when they use my email addresses or websites names but they have so many tricks to push you to open your mail. More and more I'm seing them using affiliate wording. You've been approved, new product links, can't open your links, increase commission, program update... Then you have the spam related to ordering. Re: my order, can't find it, or my main keywords.
    That's just sad.

    It's not the big that eat the small... it's the fast that eat the slow. Jennings & Haughton

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    I can't imagine who would ever buy something off of these people! Anyway..I am concerned I may get in trouble with my isp or host..should I at least report it to them?

    Bill
    To know that you do not know is the best.
    To pretend to know when you do not know is a disease.
    Lao-tzu

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    You won't get into trouble with your ISP or host. The From: address is ALWAYS fake (apart from a tiny handful of spammers, 419ers etc). They just tend to pick a From: field at random from the spam database.

    When you really have to worry is when they include you *site* in the spam.

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    I HATE

    I HATE

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    I HATE

    I HATE

    I too have a difficult time believing people make purchases from spam. But they must, I hear there's a decent profit in sending it out. In this day and age, I find it hard to believe there are people gullible enough to fall for it, but obviously there are...

    Andy

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