Mail Delivery Service Puzzle

  Border View 12:30 22 Nov 2003

Over the last few days whenever I open Outlook Express I am receiving an e-mail from Mail Delivery Service – Subject : Delivery Status Notification. Content of e-mail reads – These recipients of your message have been processed by the mail server ……it then shows my e-mail address….. Failed: 5.7.1 (delivery not authorised, message refused)

In addition OE removed access to the following unsafe attachment: ATT00007.dat Think abo.ut how much a new m.ortgage will save y

This e-mail has come through about five or six times. I delete it straight away and wouldn’t dream of trying to open the attachment.

I have a rule set up in Outlook Express where any e-mails not specifically addressed to me are deleted at the Server. Also use Tiscalli Secure Mail. Spam has reduced to a trickle since introducing these.

I just don’t understand the e-mail from Mail Delivery Service. It may well be totally obvious to someone else – can you please enlighten me.

  Border View 12:32 22 Nov 2003

Sorry about the little boxes. Don't know where they have come from. I typed out my query in word and then pasted it. One of those days.

  Border View 13:22 22 Nov 2003


  Stuartli 17:55 22 Nov 2003

An e-mail is usually, but not always, returned because the recipient's e-mail address is not typed correctly or now has a new e-mail address.

  Stuartli 18:00 22 Nov 2003

As a Tiscali user, I am disgusted that the ISP charges for stopping spam e-mails that it delivers itself.

It's a service it should supply gratis and I've no intention of paying for this particular rip off.

Even more annoying is that I once had an e-mail from Tiscali offering to sell me e-mail addresses for so much per thousand.

I have only ever had one spam e-mail from Pipex, in this case with whom I have been since 1996, and a quick message to its support division soon stopped even that potential new source.

  Border View 10:00 23 Nov 2003

I think someone is using my e-mail address to send messages. Is this possible?

  Border View 10:03 23 Nov 2003

The e-mail address in the notification is my own and it is correct. It looks as though someone, using my e-mail address, is sending e-mails and for some reason sent one to itself and has been refused. Or am I reading the situation wrong?

This is driving me nuts. Think I shall e-mail Tiscalli.

  Stuartli 10:26 23 Nov 2003

I've have had trouble in recent months with Tiscali's e-mail service.

Sometimes e-mails to my son take up to eight or nine days to arrive or don't arrive at all.

He did a check and discovered it was the fault of Tiscali.

  Border View 10:29 23 Nov 2003

I've sent off an e-mail to Tiscalli about this problem. Will post their response when received.

  Border View 18:13 23 Nov 2003

Many thanks for your response. Will follow your advise.

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