Reason why spam addressed to User A is delivered to User B
Posted on 2006-06-16
Good Afternoon Experts,
I'm wondering why one of my users is receiving spam e-mail messages that appear to be addressed to another user with a similar name? Gerri.firstname.lastname@example.org has received about 5 or 6 messages of late (all spam) that all appear to be addressed to Geri.email@example.com. Both are valid e-mail addresses on our Exchange 2000 Server.
Gerri Jones is concerned that the mail system is delivering mail intended for Geri Smith by mistake. I'm not convinced that there is a problem with our mail server and think that this may be a known symptom of spam.
Can anyone shed some light on this matter? Is this a known feature of spam or is our mail server delivering mail to the wrong user. Notice that neither user has reported a problem with legitimate mail being misrouted.
thanks for your assistance