Returned E-Mails

  Skeletor 12:50 13 Oct 2005

Hi all,

Last week I tried to email a friend in Germany with a couple of photo attachments. I used the address book shortcut to the left of the To: field (which I have used many times successfully, so no mis-typing involved). Unfortunately my friend hasn't received it, nor subsequent emails that I sent as a test.

Yesterday all the emails were returned by "Mail Delivery System" with the message:

This is the SMTP Server program at host

I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could not be
be delivered to one or more recipients. It's attached below.

For further assistance, please send mail to postmaster>

If you do so, please include this problem report. You can
delete your own text from the attached returned message.

The SMTP Server program

[email protected]>: delivery temporarily suspended: host[] refused to talk to me: 421-4.3.2 {mx036} Too
many bad recipients. Are you an address harvester? Try again in 25 hour(s)
43 minute(s) 421 4.3.2 and see( click here )

Which is gobbledegook to me. Could this be my friends ISP blocking the emails as Spam. I'm certainly not an "Address harvester"

Please bear in mind that I can send/receive emails to/from anyone else.

Anyone have a clue about this?

Many thanks,


  octal 13:00 13 Oct 2005

I have been reading the English version of the GMX information click here and scroll down for the English version. It tells you a lot about the reason why you are getting that message. Probably your ISP has been identified by them as sending large amounts of spam. Do you have an alternative email address you can send from? This will probably have to be a web mail one because any email you send from Outlook Express will be send via your default SMTP address of your ISP and you will get the same problem.

  Kingfisher 13:01 13 Oct 2005

Your friend in Germany needs to speak to his Isp to find out why your emails are getting blocked

  Skeletor 13:15 13 Oct 2005

Thanks guys,

Think I'll email Wanadoo and see what they say about it. Just hope it's doesn't become a "It aint us, it must be them" scenario.



  octal 13:23 13 Oct 2005

"It aint us, it must be them" scenario.

I think it will unfortunatly.

  woodchip 13:59 13 Oct 2005

It look's like is ISP think's your a Spamer

  Skeletor 14:20 13 Oct 2005


That's my feeling also. Anyway, I've emailed Wanadoo, so this time tomorrow I should be a little more the wiser...or not!

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