Why did I receive an email from “email@example.com”?
An automated error report from the email delivery system (firstname.lastname@example.org) indicates that there has been a problem in delivering your email to its destination. If you receive this error, your email message will be returned to you along with an outline of the delivery problem.
The most common cause for receiving a mailer-daemon message is an incorrectly addressed email.
An email address in general must be typed correctly with no spaces and with the @ symbol in the correct place, for example, email@example.com.
When considering an AOL email address in particular, the screen name is the part of the email address that appears before the @ symbol, i.e., firstname.lastname@example.org.Valid AOL email addresses cannot
Once you read the mailer-daemon error report, you will know why your email was returned and how you can avoid such circumstances in the future.The five sections of the error report are explained below:
Some common mailer-daemon messages are explained in the article.
You may not be able to send emails to a particular email address and may get a mailer-daemon error report containing the error message "550 <username> is not accepting mail from this sender." This indicates that your email address has been blocked on the basis of the spam control or privacy settings set by the owner of that particular email account.
If the email address that you are trying to send emails to is an AOL email address, you can direct the owner of that particular email account to our online help articlefor more information on changing the privacy settings. However, if the email address is not an AOL email address, please ask the owner of that particular email account to contact their email service provider for more information on how to change privacy settings for their email account.
It is possible that your computer could be infected by malware or a virus. Our online help articlegives you more information about a virus and about the security features AOL provides to help you in such a situation.
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