Why do i keep getting email notification for emails i did not send?

Question

I'm getting returned E- mail notification such as the following for messages I did not send.

Jim Clark

The original message was received at Mon, 30 Aug 2004 22:08:25 -0400 (EDT)

from host-133-135-220-24.midco.net [24.220.135.133]

*** ATTENTION ***

Your e-mail is being returned to you because there was a problem with its

delivery. The address which was undeliverable is listed in the section

labeled: "----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----".

The reason your mail is being returned to you is listed in the section

labeled: "----- Transcript of Session Follows -----".

The line beginning with "<<<" describes the specific reason your e-mail could

not be delivered. The next line contains a second error message which is a

general translation for other e-mail servers.

Please direct further questions regarding this message to your e-mail

administrator.

--AOL Postmaster

----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----

<[email protected]>

----- Transcript of session follows -----

... while talking to air-yg04.mail.aol.com.:

>>> RCPT To:<[email protected]>

<<< 550 MAILBOX NOT FOUND

550 <[email protected]>... User unknown

Received: from aol.com (host-133-135-220-24.midco.net [24.220.135.133]) by rly-yg06.mx.aol.com (v101_r1.3) with ESMTP id MAILRELAYINYG61-7834133dd972df; Mon, 30 Aug 2004 22:08:24 -0400

From: [email protected]

To: [email protected]

Subject: Mail Delivery (failure [email protected])

Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 21:08:24 -0500

MIME-Version: 1.0

Content-Type: multipart/related;

type="multipart/alternative";

boundary="----=_NextPart_000_001B_01C0CA80.6B015D10"

X-Priority: 3

X-MSMail-Priority: Normal

X-AOL-IP: 24.220.135.133

X-AOL-SCOLL-SCORE: 1:0:0:

X-AOL-SCOLL-URL_COUNT: 1

Message-ID: <[email protected]>

Answer

This question was answered on October 13, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The problem could be one of two.

1.You might have sent the email and typed the wrong name.

Or

2.Someone has been accessing your email and sending bogus emails to other people.

In which case you should one change the password on your account and two contact your ISP and let then know that someone has been access your email account without your consent.

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Author

Posted by julie of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on October 13, 2004