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#22666 4-Jun-2008 16:39
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So I registered to be notified Orcon launches their new Orcon+ network in my area.

I got the email "Good News - Orcon@Home+ has launched in your area!"

A quick check on the email header revealed that the email came from a * IP. and I did a traceroute to the address, and sure enough it was indeed from Slingshot!

This is an excerpt from the message header:
Received: from ([] helo=MarciPC)
    by with esmtpa (Exim 4.69)
    (envelope-from )
    id 1K3iIM-0006YB-IB
    for XXXXX@XXXXX.XXXXX; Wed, 04 Jun 2008 14:00:11 +1200

This was what I got from the traceroute:

Tracing route to []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1     2 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms []

  2    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms [130.216.25
  3    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms [130.216.246.
  4     2 ms     3 ms     3 ms [203.97.60
  5     1 ms     1 ms     1 ms []

  6     1 ms     2 ms     1 ms
  7     1 ms     1 ms     1 ms
  8     1 ms     1 ms     1 ms []

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#135669 5-Jun-2008 13:40
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Perhaps their bandwidth problems are so bad that they have to use another ISP to get their mail out?

(Sorry but after a frustrating month of Orcon, couldn't resist).


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#135689 5-Jun-2008 14:40
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What about the rest of the headers? Can you list all here? It could be just some temporary routing or even a PR company instead.


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  #135704 5-Jun-2008 15:23
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Here's the rest of the header. This was sent to an Xtra email address by the way:

From Orcon Wed Jun  4 12:00:19 2008
Authentication-Results:; domainkeys=neutral (no sig)
Received: from  (EHLO (
  by with SMTP; Tue, 03 Jun 2008 19:00:12 -0700
Received: from Debian-exim by with local (Exim 4.69)
    (envelope-from )
    id 1K3iIN-0008Rn-CP
    for; Wed, 04 Jun 2008 14:00:11 +1200
Received: from ([] helo=MarciPC)
    by with esmtpa (Exim 4.69)
    (envelope-from )
    id 1K3iIM-0006YB-IB
    for; Wed, 04 Jun 2008 14:00:11 +1200
thread-index: AcjF5r2jswoHOVI/SWaxg3jHpsqcFg==
Thread-Topic: Good News - Orcon@Home+ has launched in your area!
Reply-To: "Orcon"
From: "Orcon"
Sender: "Orcon"
Subject: Good News - Orcon@Home+ has launched in your area!
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2008 14:00:19 +1200
Message-ID: <>
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
Content-Class: urn:content-classes:message
Importance: normal
Priority: normal
Content-Length: 4226

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  #135742 5-Jun-2008 18:59
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bonkiebonks: Here's the rest of the header.

Looks like Marci (MarciPC, I speculate is the PC used by Marci), sent the email from a slingshot connection through the Orcon mail server (I'm assuming it's not an Open Relay and they must have authenticated to it), who sent the email on to your xtra account (at yahoo).

As Mauricio says it's probably just be a third party company doing the mailing for Orcon, and didn't think that it would be sensible to actually be using an Orcon account at the time (or thought that by changing the SMTP server it would be "enough").

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  #135748 5-Jun-2008 19:19
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Oh rofl, the email appears to be from someone using the server/mail system

You think that the orcon office runs off a slinghost connection?

edit: You beat me too it from loading the page and posting sleemanj. Where did the MarciPC comment from?

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  #135751 5-Jun-2008 19:33
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Filterer: Where did the MarciPC comment from?

bonkiebonks: *snip*
Received: from ([] helo=MarciPC)


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  #135756 5-Jun-2008 19:47
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Hrrm my computer is as blind as me, I looked, even did a Ctrl-F and didn't find the word 'marci' anywhere.

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