[ngw] Internet mail message delivered over and over again

Dennis Large dennis.large at louisville.edu
Fri Jul 27 11:29:33 UTC 2001

Peter, from a non-guru perspective, looks to me like your the lucky recipient from two separate messed up senders. The subject lines are a good clue. The first one is some automailer, probably supposed to be set for a daily mass mailing, and timing has gotten whacked/mis-set. The second, with the Fwd: heading looks like a bad user rule.
What sort of content are you seeing? A virus, perhaps?
I'd try sending this same info separately to postmaster at each of those sites and see if they can help. They both look like major sized ISPs to me, so you might have trouble getting any decent response. In the meantime you might try excluding these from incoming on your gwia.

PS: I've replied to both you and the list, since I haven't been able to get to the list recently. Our email router doesn't like the MX setup or something.

>>> peschmid at mpsomaha.org 07/26/01 04:45PM >>>
Greetings gurus from a guru wanna-be.

I have two internet email messages being delivered to three different users over and over and over again.  I see an entry in the GWIA log files for each message as it is delivered, each with a new filename (probably bad terminology there).  Each message appears to be a new message generated by the sender.  Even though the messages are coming in from the GWIA, I followed the TID which told me to rename the wpcsin & wpcsout under gwia, and the mslocal under wpdomain.  Made no difference.  They appear to be originated by the senders, which would lead me to believe there is a problem at the sending end, but it is occurring to messages from more than one sender.

Log snippets and headers to follow (usernames have been changed to protect the innocent, the not so innocent and the holier-than-thou):

this one happens every 1-10 minutes

<log snippet>
07-26-01 14:54:23 9  Processing inbound message: 05C206B3.580
07-26-01 14:54:23 9    Sender: sender at attcanada.net 
07-26-01 14:54:23 9    Recipient: recipient at mpsomaha.org 
07-26-01 14:54:23 9    Queuing to message server
<end log snippet>

<mail header>
Received: from tomts9-srv.bellnexxia.net
	(tomts9.bellnexxia.net [])
	by groupwise.mpsomaha.org; Thu, 26 Jul 2001 11:54:44 -0500
Received: from attcanada.net ([])
          by tomts13-srv.bellnexxia.net
          (InterMail vM. 201-229-121-116-20010115) with SMTP
          id <20010724092219.ZYXK29255.tomts13-srv.bellnexxia.net at attcanada.net>
          for <recipient at mpsomaha.org>; Tue, 24 Jul 2001 05:22:19 -0400
From:  <sender at attcanada.net>
To: recipient at mpsomaha.org 
Subject: Insight of the Day
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2001 05:26:14
Message-Id: <709.881037.446724 at attcanada.net>
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
<end mail header>

this one happens about every 30 minutes
<log snippet>
07-26-01 14:54:55 7  Processing inbound message: B7D206B3.595
07-26-01 14:54:55 7    Sender: sender at home.com 
07-26-01 14:54:55 7    Recipient: recipient1 at mpsomaha.org 
07-26-01 14:54:55 7    Recipient: recipient2 at mpsomaha.org 
07-26-01 14:54:55 11   Queuing to message server
<end log snippet>

<mail header>
Received: from femail5.sdc1.sfba.home.com
	by groupwise.mpsomaha.org; Thu, 26 Jul 2001 09:17:51 -0500
Received: from cx704333a ([]) by femail5.sdc1.sfba.home.com
          (InterMail vM. 201-229-121-120-20010223) with SMTP
          id <20010725003108.BHFE17009.femail5.sdc1.sfba.home.com at cx704333a>;
          Tue, 24 Jul 2001 17:31:08 -0700
Message-ID: <001f01c114a0$d7a7b620$76e00418 at omhaw1.ne.home.com>
From: "Sender" <sender at home.com>
To: "Recipient1" <recipient1 at mpsomaha.org>,
	"Recipient2" <recipient2 at mpsomaha.org>
Subject: Fw: God Bless You!
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2001 19:29:18 -0500
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain;
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
X-Priority: 3
X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 5.50.4133.2400
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V5.50.4133.2400
<end mail header>

Patrick Schmidt
Millard Public Schools
Network Support Specialist
District Groupwise Administrator
peschmid at mpsomaha.org 

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