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    Spoofed email

    When I receive an email notice of a response to my posting (Access) on a board I receive the following email message from our corporate system.
    Is there a way around this?

    The following message has not been delivered:

    From: tom.weller.b@bayer.com
    To: tom.weller.b@bayer.com
    Subject: Reply to your post: Re: A-Z Button - Make Selection Top of View (A97 S

    This is due to automatic rules on Bayer's mail gateway that have determined that the
    message appears to have been spoofed.

    A spoofed message means that the Sender's address of this message is associated
    with a local Bayer domain and the message did not originate from an
    internal Bayer mail server.

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    Re: Spoofed email

    Not easily.
    The Reply To: and From: addresses are set to the be the same as the recipient to prevent the deluge we would otherwise get from the countless Loungers who mistakenly believe they can literally reply to a post by replying to the email <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    Is it possible for you to set up an intermediate email address that could forward replies on to you at bayer.com?

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    Re: Spoofed email

    Thanks for the advice. I will look into that.

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    Re: Spoofed email

    Did you have an Out-of-office assistant on at the time of receipt? (And did you actually receive the message from the Lounge, or was that blocked?)

    Emails from the Lounge normally come from "LoungeAdmin" or similar. But if you reply to one of those messages (manually or automatically), your reply is bounced back to you. Therefore I suspect that the undelivered message was a copy of your out-of-office message, and so of little consequence.
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    Re: Spoofed email

    I posted from the office on the WOPR board.
    Then I received the response "spoofed message" on my email at the office.
    The message that I received was pasted into the beginning of this thread.
    I did not reply to the email, I went to the Longue on the Internet to see the reply to my posting.

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    Re: Spoofed email

    I see. Sorry, I started composing my reply before I saw Leif's <post:=555,518>post 555,518</post:>, which sheds far more light on the situation.
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