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    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 9th Jun 17, 11:36 AM
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    Unable to forward phishing email to BT
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    • 9th Jun 17, 11:36 AM
    Unable to forward phishing email to BT 9th Jun 17 at 11:36 AM
    I am trying to forward a "phishing" email to phishing@bt.com and get :
    "550 Delivery not authorized"
    Is this due to BT or me ?
    I am not on Exchange - I am using a standalone PC and Thunderbird !!
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    • kwikbreaks
    • By kwikbreaks 9th Jun 17, 11:48 AM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 11:48 AM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 11:48 AM
    The 550 code is the receiving mail server response. I suspect it may be temporary so you could just try it again,

    I've sent a test email to that address - will amend this post if I get a rejection back. Going out soon so unless it replies quickly it may be a while before I can update.

    ===

    Quickly got...

    Hello,

    Thank you for reporting your suspicious email to the BT Internet Customer Security Team. Please note that this email is an automatic acknowledgement confirming receipt of your enquiry.
    blah blah blah

    Maybe they just don't like you.
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 9th Jun 17, 11:56 AM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 11:56 AM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 11:56 AM
    Why not just delete it?
    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 9th Jun 17, 11:57 AM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 11:57 AM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 11:57 AM
    pointless exercise..........
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    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 9th Jun 17, 12:08 PM
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    • #5
    • 9th Jun 17, 12:08 PM
    • #5
    • 9th Jun 17, 12:08 PM
    The 550 code is the receiving mail server response. I suspect it may be temporary so you could just try it again,

    I've sent a test email to that address - will amend this post if I get a rejection back. Going out soon so unless it replies quickly it may be a while before I can update.

    ===

    Quickly got...

    Hello,

    Thank you for reporting your suspicious email to the BT Internet Customer Security Team. Please note that this email is an automatic acknowledgement confirming receipt of your enquiry.
    blah blah blah

    Maybe they just don't like you.
    Originally posted by kwikbreaks
    I too was able to get a BLANK email to phishing@bt.com - but as soon as I add anything to the email (plain text) - I get a 550 error - never mind, I did try !!
    • kwikbreaks
    • By kwikbreaks 9th Jun 17, 3:03 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 3:03 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 3:03 PM
    The other thing you need to consider is how it got past your spam filter. I can't remember when I last saw any phishing attempt.
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 9th Jun 17, 3:13 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 3:13 PM
    The other thing you need to consider is how it got past your spam filter. I can't remember when I last saw any phishing attempt.
    Originally posted by kwikbreaks
    My email account is gotadsl/TTBusiness (although I am not a business) - my spam level is set to maximum - but it still got through !
    I am unable to modify it at the moment (TTB are doing work on the servers and they are unavailable until Monday)....
    • angryparcel
    • By angryparcel 9th Jun 17, 6:05 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 6:05 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 6:05 PM
    if the email contains and attachment then you will need to remove the attachment for sending
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