Why do I get emails from MAILER DAMEON?

null February 1, 2010
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What or who is MAILER DAMEON? It looks like spam.

  1. Girish
    February 5, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Just to add few more points to GeekLad....

    When you get a "Failed Delivery" email from MAILER-DAEMON or a Mail Delivery Subsystem, it means a message you sent was undeliverable, and has been "bounced" back to you.

    Bounced messages normally consist of two parts:

    * The first part contains the reason for the bounce.
    * The second part contains your original message. That’s convenient, because Failed Deliveries usually happen when you mis-typed a person’s email address. If that’s the case, you can simply copy and paste your message from this second part, and re-send it.

    Double-check the spelling of the address you entered. A single incorrect letter or number will cause a failed delivery.

    Domain name.
    Example instead of xxxx@gmail.com you might have typed xxxx@gmale.com

    If the user is on a vacation etc . his mail box may got lots of unattended mails which can result in a overquota . This may also leads to mail bounce.

    Non existent email ids
    sometimes if you may try to reply to a automated message, then normally automated messaging system uses a virtual email id which may not be answered and will bounce back.

  2. GeekLad
    February 1, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    It's actually MAILER DAEMON, not DAMEON. A daemon is a computer program that runs in the background, to process information as it is passed into it. The mailer daemon is the program that runs in the background processing email.

    If you ever receive an email from a mailer daemon, it is likely that your mail bounced because you sent it to an invalid email address. The message from the mailer daemon will tell you which email address it did not recognize.

    Read the email from the mailer daemon and check your address book to make sure you didn't typo the email address. If it isn't a typographical error, it is likely that the email address no longer exists.