[Dshield] Re: Delivery Status Notification (Failure)

Abuse abuse at what4now.com
Fri Mar 4 00:17:59 GMT 2005

** Reply to message from "Aaron Lewis" <aaron at adldatacomm.net> on Thu, 3 Mar
2005 10:21:18 -0500

> 1. This is a bounce of a post i made to the Dshield list.
> 2. I never e-mailed this domain directly until just a few minutes ago.
> anybody else getting this?? can anybody explain it for me?? after
> getting two of these I sent an e-mail to the postmaster at statefarm but
> anything I send there asking for an explanation bounces for one reason
> or another. is this some kind of spam or virus? google didn't help me.

It appears someone was subscribed to this mailing list and left State Farm who
then invalidated the email address.  I have been complaining to them about
their (exteremly DUMB) fake bounce messages and have been trying to get them to
stop sending them.  They should reject the message with a 5xx return code while
the SMTP transaction is in progress and not accepting the email and later
trying to send a bounce message.  I do not think it has sunk in yet, if they
continue this practice they will more then likely end up on a blocklist.

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