Sunday, August 24, 2003

I've been spammed by Microsoft!

Remember the query to Microsoft that I mentioned a few minutes ago? It bounced. So basically, I've been the recipient of unsolicited e-mail from a company which forges return addresses.

Uh oh. I think Microsoft has done something which the State of Virginia says is illegal.

Here's the body of the bounced mail:

This Message was undeliverable due to the following reason:

Your message was not delivered because the Domain Name System
(DNS) for the destination computer is not configured correctly.
The following is a list of reasons why this error message could
have been generated. If you do not understand the explanations
listed here, please contact your system administrator for help.

- The host does not have any mail exchanger (MX) or
address (A) records in the DNS.

- The host has valid MX records, but none of the mail
exchangers listed have valid A records.

- There was a transient error with the DNS that caused
one of the above to appear to be true.

You may want to try sending your message again to see if the
problem was only temporary.

DNS for host msgr.hotmail.com is mis-configured

The following recipients did not receive this message:

dot_net_msgr_svc@msgr.hotmail.com

Boneheads.