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  1. #1
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    help?

    ok, maybe this is gonna sound dumb but i dont care anymore.
    i visited a website for nineinch nails (the band) www.nineinch.com
    well, anyway, there was nothing there to hold my interest.
    but now, i am getting a tone of please unsubscribe me emails from people who also visited there. the addy for the unsubscribe is happinessinslavery@nineinch.com.
    i am getting a tone of theese emails and i cant even unsubscribe myself from the site. here is a copy of the returned mail i am getting.
    **********************************************
    ** THIS IS A WARNING MESSAGE ONLY **
    ** YOU DO NOT NEED TO RESEND YOUR MESSAGE **
    **********************************************

    The original message was received at Sun, 27 Jan 2002 18:00:25 -0600
    from mail@localhost

    ----- The following addresses had transient non-fatal errors -----
    LilysHalo@cs.com

    ----- Transcript of session follows -----
    451 LilysHalo@cs.com... cs.com: Name server timeout
    451 LilysHalo@cs.com... cs.com: Name server timeout
    Warning: message still undelivered after 4 hours
    Will keep trying until message is 5 days old


    Reporting-MTA: dns; agate.propagation.net
    Arrival-Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2002 18:00:25 -0600

    Final-Recipient: RFC822; LilysHalo@cs.com
    Action: delayed
    Status: 4.4.3
    Last-Attempt-Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2002 22:01:25 -0600
    Will-Retry-Until: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 18:00:25 -0600


    and here is a response from someone who has no idea what im talking about


    what? what are you talking about? unsubscribe for WHAT? it's not some kind
    of porn thing, is it? please type back.

    ~~~~~~Terise


    From: "kat red" <kattallica@msn.com>
    To: <happinessinslavery@nineinch.com>
    Subject: hi
    Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2002 18:54:52 -0500

    hello, please unsubscribe me

    ~Kat~

    if anyone has any ideas on what to do, please help me! im getting flooded with this ****!
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    I'm going to guess you're kattallica@msn.com. Your network seems to have problems getting to the name server to resolve the address you're trying to send to (see Name server timeout lines). This happens with misconfigured mail servers or network problems where a DNS server's IP changes yet the apps/desktops have static-mapped addresses. Not a hard problem to fix, just frustrating.

    Onward to the problem. I'm betting this Terise (happinessinslavery@nineinch.com) is the poor slob who's getting your mail about unsubscribing for some reason and is asking what's going on. I don't know what that LilsyHalo@cs.com. Someone else might be able to figure out more on here than I, but that's my guess.

    Conclusion: your unsubscribe is going to the wrong address...and there seems to be a network problem keeping your machine from hitting your name servers (DNS). Try this:

    Open up a command prompt (start->run->command, hit enter) and do 'nslookup' (without quotes). You should get something like this:

    Default server: insert_name_here
    Address: 192.168.1.3
    (or something like this)

    Hope this helps some...
    We the willing, led by the unknowing, have been doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much with so little for so long that we are now qualified to do just about anything with almost nothing.
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    Originally posted by Vorlin
    I don't know what that LilsyHalo@cs.com. Someone else might be able to figure out more on here than I, but that's my guess.

    It seems to me like this is an email address or alias that the original message is being forwarded to from happinessinslavery@nineinch.com. I currently am using a similar configuration on my company's network, and had a similar problem.
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    Post Hmmm

    Originally posted by Vorlin
    I don't know what that LilsyHalo@cs.com. Someone else might be able to figure out more on here than I, but that's my guess.
    Hmmm, an @cs.com should mean that the email is comming from a Compuserve Inbox. This recently got bought over by AOL so thats probably one of your problems there.

    Originally posted by redkatblack
    what? what are you talking about? unsubscribe for WHAT? it's not some kind
    of porn thing, is it? please type back.

    ~~~~~~Terise
    Hmmmm....So it looks like somebody is useing your email address to send a ton of emails to other people. And this might not have anything to do with NineInchNails at all. Maybe a backdoor is installed onto your computer and the attacker was just monitoring what site you went right when he started watching, it happened to be NineInchNails and since that site has SMTP he thought why not reck some confusing havok...

    ...but then again, I could be wrong.
    ...This Space For Rent.

    -[WebCarnage]
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