[Dshield] Re: Delivery Status Notification (Failure)

Abuse abuse at what4now.com
Wed Mar 9 05:09:24 GMT 2005

** Reply to message from Mike Trahar <newatthis at rcn.com> on Wed, 02 Mar 2005
21:36:02 -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??

My guess is that someone was subscribed to this mailing list and has since left
State Farm and their email address was removed.

> 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.

I have sent email to State Farm at ivan.brandow.acik at statefarm.com (absolutely
no response) which was an email address that spamcop.net was using as a
reporting address.  Today there is no reporting address for State Farm.

State Farm appears to be completely clueless.  There is not an abuse address
that works.  They are receiving email and later bouncing it to the address in
the "From" field instead of rejecting it with a 5xx return code while the SMTP
transaction is in progress.

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