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SubjectRe: IBM spamms me with error messages
On Tue, Dec 10, 2002 at 09:56:11PM +0100, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
>
> I replied to some mail on l-k and IBM spammed me with 20+ error
> messages. Now it is apparently going to do that again.

Still/again ?

> IBM: I asked your postmasters to fix your mail systems, and you
> apparently don't know how to do that. Can you fix it?!
>
> I don't know what broken mailserver substituted my email address as
> pavel%internet.vnet@RCHGATE.RCHLAND.IBM.COM, and I do not care much,
> but STOP SPAMMING ME.
> Pavel

It is same type of MTA misbehaviour as is exhibited by
various M$ email virus scanners. Visible "From:" header
has absolutely nothing to do with what is the correct
address to send the message to. (Or "To:"/"Cc:" headers..)

> RCHGATE.RCHLAND.IBM.COM unable to deliver following mail to
> recipient(s):
> <tinglett@rchmail.rchland.ibm.com>
> RCHGATE.RCHLAND.IBM.COM received negative reply:
> 501 5.1.8 <@RCHGATE.RCHLAND.IBM.COM:PAVEL@INTERNET.RSCS>... Domain of
> sender address PAVEL@INTERNET.RSCS does not exist

Tinglett isn't subscribed. Yet the message is quite fresh...

> ** Text of Mail follows **
> Received: by RCHGATE.RCHLAND.IBM.COM (IBM VM SMTP Level 3A0) via
> spool with SMTP id 6538 ; Tue, 10 Dec 2002 14:45:57 CST
> Received: by RCHGATE (cvtto822 5.1.7) via <pavel@internet> id 2652
> (NOTE)
> for <tinglett@rchland>; Tue, 10 Dec 2002 14:45:57 -0600
> Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 21:40:31 +0100
> From: "Pavel Machek" <pavel%internet.vnet@RCHGATE.RCHLAND.IBM.COM>
> To: "Alan Cox" <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
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