Getting "Ghost" Emails From Defunct Project

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Getting "Ghost" Emails From Defunct Project

Post by Ex_Brit » Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:51 pm

The most bizarre thing, got an email a few days ago stating that I had been picked as "User Of The Day" for a project that no longer exists and whose website has long since disappeared; [email protected]
I used to belong to that project but I believe it was closed when funds dried up at NASA.
I'm only commenting on this now because for the last few days I've been trying unsuccessfully to investigate exactly what happened to [email protected] All I know is one day it was there and the next it had gone.
The email in question must originate on some server somewhere that wasn't turned off, that's all I can assume. I bounced it back to sender in the hope it reaches someone who will remedy these "ghost" emails.
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Re: Getting "Ghost" Emails From Defunct Project

Post by Neil » Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:03 pm

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Re: Getting "Ghost" Emails From Defunct Project

Post by Neil » Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:04 pm

Ex_Brit wrote:The most bizarre thing, got an email a few days ago stating that I had been picked as "User Of The Day" for a project that no longer exists and whose website has long since disappeared; [email protected]
I used to belong to that project but I believe it was closed when funds dried up at NASA.
I'm only commenting on this now because for the last few days I've been trying unsuccessfully to investigate exactly what happened to [email protected] All I know is one day it was there and the next it had gone.
The email in question must originate on some server somewhere that wasn't turned off, that's all I can assume. I bounced it back to sender in the hope it reaches someone who will remedy these "ghost" emails.
Yeah, sounds like an old e-mail queued up somewhere, or it's a spoof e-mail.

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Re: Getting "Ghost" Emails From Defunct Project

Post by Ex_Brit » Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:49 pm

It was genuine, if not 'lost in space', because I checked the headers and it originated on the Project Leader's email account.
BTW this is the 3rd time it's happened.

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Re: Getting "Ghost" Emails From Defunct Project

Post by Timbre » Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:53 am

I get these too every now and again for some reason.

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Re: Getting "Ghost" Emails From Defunct Project

Post by Ex_Brit » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:07 am

Glad I'm not alone.

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Re: Getting "Ghost" Emails From Defunct Project

Post by JamesFrith » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:41 pm

Timbre wrote:
Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:53 am
I get these too every now and again for some reason.
I also used to belong to [email protected] project, but haven't received such email yet. Hope to be "User of the Day" someday. :)

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