Delivery failure notice - Mail Error can be scam
Thread poster: Stephanie Wloch

Stephanie Wloch  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:59
Member (2003)
Dutch to German
May 6, 2005

Maybe my headline is not correct.

But lately I've got suspicious mails for the first time.
My provider has very efficient spam+virusfilters. And only now and then I found something obviously spammy in the special spambox.

Last days I receive suspicious mails
with subjects that almost make you click automatically like
- Delivery_failure_notice
- Faulty_mail delivery
- Mail delivery_failed
- Mail Error

I can read the mail safely because of webmail
and of course do not download anything suspicious.
But I did not know that they use these tricky subjects.

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tectranslate ITS GmbH
Local time: 22:59
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Old Trick May 6, 2005

Yeah, that one's old. We've been getting hundreds of these over the last year or so.


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Kevin Fulton  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 16:59
German to English
It's also possible that someone spoofed your e-mail address May 6, 2005

I get these messages from time to time. Some spammer was using my e-mail address as a return address, and undeliverable mail was returned to me. I even once got spam with my own e-mail address as the return address.

Eventually this will stop, for a while at least.

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Trudy Peters  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 16:59
German to English
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I'm glad I'm not the only one! May 6, 2005

I, too, have received dozens of these over the past week or so. (None today so far. Maybe it has stopped.) They are all of identical size (73K), all have attachments and are from addresses that are familiar (ProZ, ATA, etc.) but with an extra word added.


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German to English
these commonly contain viruses as well May 6, 2005

I get them from time to time...the emails, not the viruses

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Aisha Maniar  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:59
Member (2003)
Arabic to English
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sober.s, sober.p, sober.o, etc. worm May 6, 2005

I'm not the first to mention this new worm that's making the rounds as an email attachment ( but it may be the cause of your woes. I've received it as an attachment a few times to familiar-looking email addresses. The following gives good information about it and it is definitely one to look out for at the moment:

Have a good weekend,

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