wrong emails in OE



MR
07-09-2005, 10:21 PM
Hi, I dont know if anyone is familiar with yahoo pops. But, I use it in
outlook express to check 3 of my free yahoo accounts. Every now and then, I
get emails downloaded in OE addressed to someone other than those 3
accounts. sometimes, the names are similiar to my email addresses but not
exact. I can guess that if I were to open them,they would be spam or
viruses;so i just delete them.
My question: How are these wrong email addresses making there way to my
email (since the spelling is not the same as my actual email accounts)-
For ex: IF my real email address was december @yahoo.com , how come
occasionally I get emails addressed to decem_ber123 @yahoo.com - The later
address is not exact as mine. I would think that maeler damon would bounce
back the wrong address to the sender or send it to the receiver if it
exsists. thanks

N. Miller
07-09-2005, 10:21 PM
On Mon, 16 May 2005 22:57:15 -0700, MR wrote:

> Hi, I dont know if anyone is familiar with yahoo pops. But, I use it in
> outlook express to check 3 of my free yahoo accounts. Every now and then, I
> get emails downloaded in OE addressed to someone other than those 3
> accounts. sometimes, the names are similiar to my email addresses but not
> exact. I can guess that if I were to open them,they would be spam or
> viruses;so i just delete them.
> My question: How are these wrong email addresses making there way to my
> email (since the spelling is not the same as my actual email accounts)-
> For ex: IF my real email address was december @yahoo.com , how come
> occasionally I get emails addressed to decem_ber123 @yahoo.com - The later
> address is not exact as mine. I would think that maeler damon would bounce
> back the wrong address to the sender or send it to the receiver if it
> exsists. thanks

Email is always delivered to the email address specified in the SMTP RCPT
TO: <email address> line. The delivery mail server normally strips that
from the headers before putting the message into the mailbox. Since you are
using Yahoo!, you should know that Yahoo! adds a header line which includes
this "Envelope Recipient" email address: "X-Apparently-To: <email
address>". Look for it near the top of the headers lines:

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
X-Apparently-To: userone@yahoo.invalid via 66.218.79.20; Fri, 13 May 2005
22:23:56 -0700
Authentication-Results: mta802.mail.scd.yahoo.com
from=markus-knapp.de; domainkeys=neutral (no sig)
X-Originating-IP: [222.115.17.16]
Return-Path: <schmitz0stephenson@markus-knapp.de>
Received: from 222.115.17.16 (EHLO flpvm23.prodigy.net) (207.115.20.53)
by mta802.mail.scd.yahoo.com with SMTP; Fri, 13 May 2005 22:23:56 -0700
X-Header-Overseas: Mail.from.Overseas.source.222.115.17.16
X-Header-NoReverseIP: IP.name.lookup.failed[222.115.17.16]
X-Originating-IP: [222.115.17.16]
Received: from 207.115.20.21 ([222.115.17.16])
by flpvm23.prodigy.net (8.12.10 083104/8.12.10) with SMTP id
j4E5MubP030492;
Fri, 13 May 2005 22:23:14 -0700
MIME-Version: 1.0
Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 22:23:40 -0800
From: "Efren I. William" <Schmitz0Stephenson@markus-knapp.de>
Subject: how important?...yps
To: uzerwon@yahoo.invalid
Message-Id: <f[1
X-UC-Weight: [### ] 622
X-CC-Diagnostic: APNIC (2), Header "X-Header-Overseas" Exists (21),
Header "X-Header-NoReverseIP" Exists (599)
X-Text-Classification: spam
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

MS Outlook Express can't filter on that line, but there are mail clients,
and filter proxies, which can filter on that line.

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RRR_News
07-09-2005, 10:21 PM
MR,
Basically the Spammer is using software that can generate multiple email
addresses. So with a few letters inputted, thousands, if not millions will
be created. Then the software places these addresses, in the BCC: (Blind
Carbon Copy) line of the email message. The program, also adds an address to
the TO: Line of the message, since some ISP/mail services will not deliver
messages without it there.

You may want to do the following:
I. Go to the web mail interface of your Yahoo accts, and turn on your Bulk
Mail filter. I would set it for holding mail for a week, so that you can
check the folder every so often to make sure that any newsletters you
subscribe to, get through, by designated the newsletter as not being SPAM.

II. You can create a message rule(s) in OE for mail you don't want.
#1 Spam Rule
If email arrives and the FROM: Line does not contain your email address(es),
adding them one at a time.
Move to SPAM folder (that you create) OR
Delete It
*Mark as Read- Maybe you don't choose this action right away so you will see
the folder notification when mail arrives.
Stop Processing More Rules. Very Important to add this action.

#2 Spam Rule
When message arrives and the Subject Line: does not contain "the letters"
a, e, i, o, u, y. Adding them one at time.
Move to SPAM folder (that you create) OR
Delete It
*Mark as Read- Maybe you don't choose this action right away so you will see
the folder notification when mail arrives.
Stop Processing More Rules. Very Important to add this action.

III. Since you are already using sourceforge.net's YPops (YahooPops). I
would
recommend using Spam checker "PopFile". It alters the emails SUBJECT Line:,
so you can create a message rule to handle SPAM messages. Such as:

[spam] Richard, Check out the Message Boards!

So in OE you can create a SPAM message rule such as:
#3 Spam Rule
When message arrives and the Subject Line: contains "[spam]" (w/o quotes, I
use the brackets).
Move to SPAM folder (that you create) OR
Delete It
*Mark as Read- Maybe you don't choose this action right away so you will see
the folder notification when mail arrives.
Stop Processing More Rules. Very Important to add this action.

Now you will need to "Move" these" Rules below your other Mail Rules. I
created a Newsletter Rule that I place above these to rules, based on their
email addresses in the FROM: Line, or recurring words in the Subject Line
for each Newsletter.

I am using version v0.19.1 . I was not happy with the way v0.21 worked when
it first came out, maybe the latest version is better.

PopFile Manual:
http://popfile.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?QuickStart

Download PopFile:
http://popfile.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Download

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On Mon, 16 May 2005 22:57:15 -0700, MR wrote:

> Hi, I dont know if anyone is familiar with yahoo pops. But, I use it in
> outlook express to check 3 of my free yahoo accounts. Every now and then,
> I
> get emails downloaded in OE addressed to someone other than those 3
> accounts. sometimes, the names are similiar to my email addresses but not
> exact. I can guess that if I were to open them,they would be spam or
> viruses;so i just delete them.
> My question: How are these wrong email addresses making there way to my
> email (since the spelling is not the same as my actual email accounts)-
> For ex: IF my real email address was december @yahoo.com , how come
> occasionally I get emails addressed to decem_ber123 @yahoo.com - The later
> address is not exact as mine. I would think that maeler damon would bounce
> back the wrong address to the sender or send it to the receiver if it
> exsists. thanks


wrong emails in OE