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Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:54 am    Post subject: Textual Confirmation errors  

Just wanted to let you know that I've been using this tool for several months and it's really worked well. Last night though I got 12 messages saying that your harvesting address was down. Just thought you'd like to know about it. Below is the text from my mail server so you can look into it if you don't already know about the problem.


The original message was received at Mon, 9 Jul 2007 01:45:44 -0400
from []

----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
(reason: Service unavailable)
(expanded from: <>)

----- Transcript of session follows -----
554 5.0.0 mailfile: *file*: child died on signal 25
554 5.0.0 Service unavailable
Reporting-MTA: dns;
Received-From-MTA: DNS;
Arrival-Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2007 01:45:44 -0400

Final-Recipient: RFC822;
X-Actual-Recipient: X-Unix; /home/bbantispam/tc-spam-log
Action: failed
Status: 5.5.0
Diagnostic-Code: X-Unix; 69
Last-Attempt-Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2007 01:45:44 -0400

From: Textual Confirmation <>
Date: July 8, 2007 12:20:09 AM EDT
Subject: phpBB spam registration
Reply-To: Textual Confirmation <>

User 'Urelktmna' has failed to answer the Textual Confirmation
question correctly. It might be a spambot, therefore the
registration is rejected.


User: Urelktmna
E-mail domain:


Data provided by the server:

HTTP_USER_AGENT=Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.2; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)


You are using the COMMUNITY EDITION of Textual Confirmation. This
message is also SENT TO THE COMMUNITY SPAM DATABASE. If you don't
like it, buy the business edition license:

Textual Confirmation,