I have begun receiving a bunch of unwanted email of my gmail-account.
It is not spam: most of it personal mails (birthday invitations etc.) or the usual "funny emails" some people forward to all their friends. All of it is meant for firstname.lastname@example.org (which is not me), but it is apparently being forwarded to email@example.com. The headers sometimes contains
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, but it is also often just
To: <undisclosed-recipients>, but from context I can see that it is for email@example.com.
I have sent emails to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and Road Runner customer-service, but abuse directs me to customer-service, customer-service claims it is the user that has set up a bad forward, and the user claims that there is no forward on his address.
I was finally just asked to set up a filter that deleted all mails to "firstname.lastname@example.org", but first of all, I don't feel this is something that should be resolved at my end and secondly it doesn't handle the many messages that have undisclosed recipients.
The user gets a lot of email and it of course passes right through my spam-filter, so it gets really annoying.
Do any one know the best way to escalate this? Road Runner is of course quite uninterested in my problem since I am not a customer of theirs.
Here are two sample mail-headers (one with disclosed recipient, one with undisclosed) in case that can clear something up:
Delivered-To: email@example.com Received: by 10.100.107.9 with SMTP id f9cs58570anc; Wed, 2 Sep 2009 16:35:56 -0700 (PDT) Received: by 10.220.69.89 with SMTP id y25mr11938757vci.67.1251934555791; Wed, 02 Sep 2009 16:35:55 -0700 (PDT) Return-Path: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Received: from cdptpa-imtalb.mail.rr.com (cdptpa-imtalb.mail.rr.com [220.127.116.11]) by mx.google.com with ESMTP id 2si660988vws.53.2009.09.02.16.35.55; Wed, 02 Sep 2009 16:35:55 -0700 (PDT) Received-SPF: softfail (google.com: domain of transitioning email@example.com does not designate 18.104.22.168 as permitted sender) client-ip=22.214.171.124; Authentication-Results: mx.google.com; spf=softfail (google.com: domain of transitioning firstname.lastname@example.org does not designate 126.96.36.199 as permitted sender) email@example.com Received: from cdptpa-mxlb.mail.rr.com ([10.127.255.85]) by cdptpa-imta04.mail.rr.com with ESMTP id <20090902233555061.GYOW19633@cdptpa-imta04.mail.rr.com> for <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Wed, 2 Sep 2009 23:35:55 +0000 Return-Path: <email@example.com> X-Cloudmark-Score: 0 X-RR-Connecting-IP: 188.8.131.52 X-Authority-Analysis: v=1.0 c=1 a=WW68/717mJ/IxFGJVaUluQ==:17 a=uDSnT5Gsb0Uvxgln8bIA:9 a=P6rNy0mZG7YvdLfcDMA1IqDA5ssA:4 a=RAiJgP8TVDc-xrh9QLcA:9 a=eUfj4FIBVQpWJGLMHPsA:7 a=5kGOJcZrrlWJM8P1TogWmHkH84cA:4 Received: from [184.108.40.206] ([220.127.116.11:47080] helo=fed1rmmtao107.cox.net) by cdptpa-iedge05.mail.rr.com (envelope-from <firstname.lastname@example.org>) (ecelerity 18.104.22.168 r()) with ESMTP id 66/8B-21364-A510F9A4; Wed, 02 Sep 2009 23:35:54 +0000 Received: from fed1rmimpo03.cox.net ([22.214.171.124]) by fed1rmmtao107.cox.net (InterMail vM.8.00.01.00 201-2244-105-20090324) with ESMTP id <20090902233553.XWHJ21470.email@example.com> for <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Wed, 2 Sep 2009 19:35:53 -0400 Received: from GiniPC ([126.96.36.199]) by fed1rmimpo03.cox.net with bizsmtp id bzbs1c0092Q4CF004zbsrK; Wed, 02 Sep 2009 19:35:52 -0400 X-VR-Score: -100.00 X-Authority-Analysis: v=1.0 c=1 a=uDSnT5Gsb0Uvxgln8bIA:9 a=SySS9F5WOmxjBnLKSjJdsnV6racA:4 a=RAiJgP8TVDc-xrh9QLcA:9 a=eUfj4FIBVQpWJGLMHPsA:7 a=5kGOJcZrrlWJM8P1TogWmHkH84cA:4 X-CM-Score: 0.00 Message-ID: <9593F3769C6D44CF9EA0F4BA17F79FD5@GiniPC> From: "Sender" <email@example.com> To: "Not my name" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Gini's b-day party this Saturday Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 16:35:51 -0700 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="----=_NextPart_000_3A03_01CA2BEB.6F523D50" X-Priority: 3 X-MSMail-Priority: Normal X-Mailer: Microsoft Windows Mail 6.0.6001.18000 X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.0.6001.18049
Delivered-To: email@example.com Received: by 10.100.107.9 with SMTP id f9cs78745anc; Thu, 10 Sep 2009 03:30:10 -0700 (PDT) Received: by 10.220.88.220 with SMTP id b28mr1166529vcm.35.1252578609560; Thu, 10 Sep 2009 03:30:09 -0700 (PDT) Return-Path: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Received: from cdptpa-omtalb.mail.rr.com (cdptpa-omtalb.mail.rr.com [188.8.131.52]) by mx.google.com with ESMTP id 41si2006694vws.136.2009.09.10.03.30.08; Thu, 10 Sep 2009 03:30:09 -0700 (PDT) Received-SPF: pass (google.com: domain of email@example.com designates 184.108.40.206 as permitted sender) client-ip=220.127.116.11; Authentication-Results: mx.google.com; spf=pass (google.com: domain of firstname.lastname@example.org designates 18.104.22.168 as permitted sender) email@example.com Received: from home ([22.214.171.124]) by cdptpa-omta03.mail.rr.com with SMTP id <20090910102957644.TSSX26991@cdptpa-omta03.mail.rr.com>; Thu, 10 Sep 2009 10:29:57 +0000 Message-ID: <DC802D49ADEB4ACAAEE6DF35223157C5@home> From: "Sender" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: "Sender" <email@example.com> To: <Undisclosed-Recipient:;> Subject: ELEPHANTS @ MFUWE LODGE, AFRICA Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 03:29:54 -0700 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/related; type="multipart/alternative"; boundary="----=_NextPart_000_005F_01CA31C6.F6D80BC0" X-Priority: 3 X-MSMail-Priority: Normal X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.5843 X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2900.5579