and, lo and behold, they have created an email address to which we can all send fraudulent email, once only, so they have a record.
I sent a couple yesterday. I spend some time copying and pasting the full headers. I don't know if these guys knw something I don't, but I need the headers to work out what is going on. Just copying the email is a pure waste of time.
I tried to send a couple more today. Spent a few mins on the headers, as yesterday.
I get a 550 on the first one - it just said it was SPAM. Well, hey, I knew that already.
Here's the second:
A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed: firstname.lastname@example.org (ultimately generated from email@example.com) SMTP error from remote mail server after end of data: host cluster.gsi.messagelabs.com [22.214.171.124]: 553-Message filtered. Please see the FAQs section on spam 553-at http://www.messagelabs.com/support/ for more 553 information. (#5.7.1)
So, hang on a mo. They're asking me to send SPAM to this address, and messagelabs, bless 'em, are filtering it all out.
So, someone, somewhere hasn't really thought this out properly...?
Nothing new there.