Apple spmming my .mac

Posted:
in General Discussion edited January 2014
"Get .Mac free for 60 days."



Why do Apple keep sending me these mils to my .mac account?

Are they stupid?

I have been a full member since day one, c-mon Apple sort it out.

Part of the ever increasing spam I am getting in the mailbox.



And it's not just a bulk mail to all .mac email surely they can tell if a .mac account is registered (they sure can when it's time to renew)



ohh well.





j.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 9
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    that was a spoofed email... if you look carefully at the headers it was from [email protected] (something or other, I don't have it in front of me) is AI.com selling our email addresses?!?!?!



    did you use your .mac addy to sign up with this server?



    forward the mail (with FULL header information) to [email protected]
  • Reply 2 of 9
    johnrpjohnrp Posts: 357member
    Paul



    It was not spoofed it is a legit Apple mail.



    j.
  • Reply 3 of 9
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    well I just recently got a VERY similar email that WAS spoofed... and I don't think apple would send out spam like this... especially considering that they can't deliver what the email is offering...



    I'll post back here after I get a better look at the headers... but I'm 99% sure that Apple.com and mac.com WERE NOT in the "from" address....



    but who knows... I could be seeing things...
  • Reply 4 of 9
    johnrpjohnrp Posts: 357member
    Paul



    here is some of the header info from my mail.



    Return-Path: <[email protected]>

    Received: from mac.com (smtpin05-en2 [10.13.10.150]) by ms11.mac.com (iPlanet Messaging Server 5.2 HotFix 1.25 (built Mar 3 2004)) with ESMTP id <[email protected]> for removed@mac.com; Thu, 27 May 2004 19:46:40 -0700 (PDT)

    Received: from chatbox-smtp-out5.apple.com (chatbox-smtp-out5.apple.com [17.254.6.14]) by mac.com (Xserve/smtpin05/MantshX 4.0) with ESMTP id i4S2kd7Q009392for <removed@mac.com>;; Thu, 27 May 2004 19:46:39 -0700 (PDT)

    Received: from granada.apple.com (localhost [127.0.0.1]) by chatbox-smtp-out5.apple.com (8.12.9/8.12.2) with SMTP id i4S2mIqe027026for <removed@mac.com>;; Fri, 28 May 2004 02:48:34 +0000 (GMT)

    Message-Id: <[email protected]>

    Mime-Version: 1.0

    X-Mailer: MIME::Lite 3.01 (F2.71; B2.12; Q2.03)

    Content-Type: multipart/alternative; charset=ISO-8859-1; boundary="_----------=_108571251422145986"

    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

    X-Broadcast-Id: 1975

    X-Sent-To: removed@mac.com, d67753b60b3490264ef7fe5282e8f660

    Original-Recipient: rfc822;removed@mac.com



    Looks legit to me



    j.
  • Reply 5 of 9
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    \

    maybe you are right.... that 17.x.x.x IP is apple's...

    who knew that there was a group at apple called "Return-Path: <[email protected]InsideApple.Apple.com>"



    anyway I guess I read it too fast because I didn't see that apple.com at the end...



    I guess that 1% I was unsure about pulled through...



    but still... this is NOT cool...



    has anyone else gotten spam from apple?
  • Reply 6 of 9
    giaguaragiaguara Posts: 2,724member
    I've had a lot of emails from ... This is an old old screenshot, I got 8200 + emails from Apple.com. The email in the picture was from Apple as well, even though a personal one. (which multiplicated to a few thousand copies, and the other mltiplicated were from Apple too)







    Mail kept downloading the same 4 or 5 messages again and again. I think I've figured out why the problem reproduced, so I could make mail do it again (or prevent it from happening).



    Insideapple.apple.com? That's new, I have the show full headers by default, and I don't think I've noticed that one. \
  • Reply 7 of 9
    kennethkenneth Posts: 832member
    How about this kind of SPAM?



    Code:




    From: [email protected]

    Subject: Returned mail: see transcript for details

    Date: May 28, 2004 10:31:46 AM PDT

    To: [email protected]



    The original message was received at Fri, 28 May 2004 10:31:09 -0700 (PDT)

    from cm218-254-62-62.hkcable.com.hk [218.254.62.62]



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

    <[email protected]>

    (reason: 550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias: [email protected])

    (expanded from: <[email protected]>)

    <[email protected]>

    (reason: 550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias: [email protected])

    (expanded from: <[email protected]>)

    <[email protected]>

    (reason: 550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias: [email protected])

    (expanded from: <[email protected]>)

    <[email protected]>

    (reason: 550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias: [email protected])

    (expanded from: <[email protected]>)

    <[email protected]>

    (reason: 550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias: [email protected])

    (expanded from: <[email protected]>)

    <[email protected]>

    (reason: 550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias: [email protected])

    (expanded from: <[email protected]>)



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

    ... while talking to smtp-bounce.mac.com.:

    DATA

    <<< 550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias: [email protected]

    550 5.1.1 <[email protected]>... User unknown

    <<< 550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias: [email protected]

    550 5.1.1 <[email protected]>... User unknown

    <<< 550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias: [email protected]

    550 5.1.1 <[email protected]>... User unknown

    <<< 550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias: [email protected]

    550 5.1.1 <[email protected]>... User unknown

    <<< 550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias: [email protected]

    550 5.1.1 <[email protected]>... User unknown

    <<< 550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias: [email protected]

    550 5.1.1 <[email protected]>... User unknown

    <<< 554 5.5.0 No recipients have been specified.

    Reporting-MTA: dns; mac.com

    Received-From-MTA: DNS; cm218-254-62-62.hkcable.com.hk

    Arrival-Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 10:31:09 -0700 (PDT)



    Final-Recipient: RFC822; [email protected]

    Action: failed

    Status: 5.1.1

    Remote-MTA: DNS; smtp-bounce.mac.com

    Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias: [email protected]

    Last-Attempt-Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 10:31:46 -0700 (PDT)



    Final-Recipient: RFC822; [email protected]

    Action: failed

    Status: 5.1.1

    Remote-MTA: DNS; smtp-bounce.mac.com

    Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias: [email protected]

    Last-Attempt-Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 10:31:46 -0700 (PDT)



    Final-Recipient: RFC822; [email protected]

    Action: failed

    Status: 5.1.1

    Remote-MTA: DNS; smtp-bounce.mac.com

    Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias: [email protected]

    Last-Attempt-Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 10:31:46 -0700 (PDT)



    Final-Recipient: RFC822; [email protected]

    Action: failed

    Status: 5.1.1

    Remote-MTA: DNS; smtp-bounce.mac.com

    Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias: [email protected]

    Last-Attempt-Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 10:31:46 -0700 (PDT)



    Final-Recipient: RFC822; [email protected]

    Action: failed

    Status: 5.1.1

    Remote-MTA: DNS; smtp-bounce.mac.com

    Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias: [email protected]

    Last-Attempt-Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 10:31:46 -0700 (PDT)



    Final-Recipient: RFC822; [email protected]

    Action: failed

    Status: 5.1.1

    Remote-MTA: DNS; smtp-bounce.mac.com

    Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 550 5.1.1 unknown or illegal alias: [email protected]

    Last-Attempt-Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 10:31:46 -0700 (PDT)



    From: "Gale Tovar" <[email protected]>

    Date: May 28, 2004 10:43:39 AM PDT

    To: "Kennxxxxx" <[email protected]>

    Subject: HI Kennxxxxxx soft pork chop ruffians behind 31

    Reply-To: "Gale Tovar" <[email protected]>

    From: "Gale Tovar" <[email protected]>

    Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 21:43:39 +0400

    MIME-Version: 1.0

    Content-Type: multipart/alternative;

    boundary="--=_I41BR1kuQb6"



    ----=_I41BR1kuQb6

    Content-Type: text/html;

    charset="iso-9033-3"

    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7Bit



    Kennxxxxxx,



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    ----=_I41BR1kuQb6--

    --i4SHVkfb006903.1085765506/mac.com--











    I received a lot of these nowadays.. I have no idea.. what's wrong on besides selling me Windows app. sorry for the long post.
  • Reply 8 of 9
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    Your address is being spoofed, and it looks like it's being bounced back to you when youare not in fact the real sender.

    I don't quite know the details of it. I've goteen a couple of those recently too.



    As for the .Mac e-mail, I don't know. I got it too. Some screw up or else there might be something in it about referring a friend? I got it too today.



    You can opt out of e-mail lists from Apple if you want. Look here and check your personal info settings on the .Mac Account page (can't link to your directly since it requires sign-in).
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