Mail Delivery Failed Messages

Mail Delivery Failed Messages

Post by Fnoo » Wed, 12 Nov 2003 23:23:54

Hi, I'm not sure where I should be posting this one, so if anyone can
point me at a more appropriate group, then please do.

Basically, from this morning, I've been receiving messages like this:

This message was created automatically by mail delivery software

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)

    SMTP error from remote mailer after RCPT

    host []:

Received: from [] (helo=
        by with smtp (Exim 4.04)
        id 1AJIFI-0007WZ-00

Subject: Re: Re: I don't like that site  qodhltzzfiuzsouty
X-Priority: 3


In each case, my email address is listed as the originating sender,
and the "name" changes each time, e.g.

The "received from" IP address is not ours in any of the mails, and
changes each time. Our IP does not appear in the headers of any mail.
The only thing in the mail header which belongs to us is

Basically, I want to check with those in the know: Am I right in
thinking that my email address has just ended up on a list somewhere,
and I can't do anything about this? I don't like the idea of spam
crashing about with our domain name tagged onto it. Or is there a
possibility that it HAS come from our network somehow?
We don't have an open relay running, it's been tested several times.
(Running exchange 2000)

Can anyone give me some advice? Thanks! :)



1. Event ID 4001 - Message delivery failed, why?

I get this error messages all the time, can anyone help me start to look in
the right direction on how to fix it?

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: MSExchangeTransport
Event Category: Connection Manager
Event ID: 4001
Date:  2001-02-05
Time:  19:37:55
User:  N/A
Message delivery to the remote domain '' failed.  The error message
is 'An SMTP protocol error occurred.
'. The SMTP verb which caused the error is 'MAIL'.  The response from the

Any help would be deeply appreciated



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