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Member Since: ‎01-16-2007
Posts: 2

Email Delivery Failures that I Did not Initiate

Hi,

 

For about a week now, every few hours I get Delivery Status Notifications back from Comcast informing me that "Delivery to the Following recipients is still underway after XXX hours".  I do not recognize any of the recipients, and my inbox quickly fills with these messages.  I changed by comcast email password, but I still get the messages.  Any suggestions?  I don't want to block mailer-daemon@comcast.net (the address that sends me the Delivery Status), in case I actually send an email that can not be delivered.

 

Thanks!!

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Member Since: ‎05-21-2006
Posts: 29,136

Re: Email Delivery Failures that I Did not Initiate


dboss05 wrote:

Hi,

 

For about a week now, every few hours I get Delivery Status Notifications back from Comcast informing me that "Delivery to the Following recipients is still underway after XXX hours".  I do not recognize any of the recipients, and my inbox quickly fills with these messages.  I changed by comcast email password, but I still get the messages.  Any suggestions?  I don't want to block mailer-daemon@comcast.net (the address that sends me the Delivery Status), in case I actually send an email that can not be delivered.

 

Thanks!!



Sounds like your email address has been spoofed and is being used by spammers.  Does any of those messages show in your Sent Folder?

 

 

Also run a full scanof your PC.

 

If it is spoofing though, it will stop on its own as the spammers move on to using another email address.  You can do a google search about spoofing.  Here is just one link that explains it.

http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/definition/email-spoofing



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Posted by
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Member Since: ‎01-16-2007
Posts: 2

Re: Email Delivery Failures that I Did not Initiate

Thanks. All 3 computers I do email from are clean. Changed password. Nothing in "Sent" folder. I guess I just have to wait for it to stop.